Albio Sires

Lawmakers to feds: Give $10M to NJ Transit for train safety

Lawmakers from the New York and New Jersey region and beyond want the federal government to step in to help address safety concerns at New Jersey Transit in the wake of last month's deadly train crash in Hoboken.

New Jersey's congressional delegation sent a letter Friday to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx asking the government to fulfill the transit agency's $10 million request to help it install the GPS-based positive train control system. The transit agency said in a filing in June that it hasn't made any additional progress on installing the system while approaching a December 2018 deadline.

Foxx said at a news conference in New York that he wasn't ready to...