Officials have until Saturday to respond to the report that blasted what it called the railroad’s “poor safety culture,” and “ineffective” training after several accidents, including the fatal Dec. 1, 2013 derailment in the Bronx.
But railroad President Joseph Giulietti said Wednesday that the report could come out earlier.
He met with FRA officials Wednesday afternoon to talk about the response.
In an hour-long webcast interview at The Journal News offices, Giulietti said the Deep Dive report’s conclusion that the railroad had put punctuality ahead of safety mirrored what he had discovered – and set out to correct – soon after he took over the railroad on Feb. 10.
The Saturday deadline for the response is the first anniversary of the derailment in Bridgeport, Conn., that caused two M-8 trains to collide, injuring 76 people.