The Safety/Efficiency Trade-Off

“The Metro-North commuter railroad has a loose approach to safety that is evident from inadequate track inspection to poor training to employees’ inappropriate use of cellphones, a federal agency said Friday. The Federal Railroad Administration said Metro-North, which connects New York City to its northern suburbs and is the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, had concentrated too much on sticking to its schedule,” but if you have ever heard the way people in Larchmont piss and moan when the train is running thirty seconds behind you can sort of understand.