Gov. Cuomo Reaction To Train Accident: Enough is Enough

May 20, 2016
ALBANY, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement about a train/car accident in downstate NY:

“Today, an unoccupied vehicle was struck by a train at a grade crossing in Poughkeepsie, NY. Thankfully, no one was injured and no lives were lost. The fact remains, however, that hundreds of people die nationwide each year in grade crossing accidents like this one. Enough is enough. While this administration has taken steps to improve railroad crossing safety, including working with the state Department of Transportation, the MTA and the federal government to implement reforms – more needs to be done. This is a serious issue that must be addressed before the end of the legislative session in order to prevent more senseless and avoidable tragedies.”