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New Jersey Transit was under probe before last week's crash

Officials began an audit after noticing a rise in safety violations and leadership vacuum at the top

New Jersey Transit, the third-busiest commuter railroad in the US, has recently faced a series of challenges, from funding shortfalls to the lack of a permanent executive director.

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THE US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) began investigating safety problems at New Jersey Transit before the recent fatal train crash, a federal rail official confirmed on Saturday.

Federal officials began an audit in June of New Jersey Transit, the nation's third-...

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