New Jersey Transit's fiscal management and safety infrastructure will be scrutinized at New Jersey Senate hearings in the wake of the Sept. 29 Hoboken, N.J. train crash that killed one woman.

The hearings set for Oct. 21 will examine financial operations and safety problems of the nation's third-busiest public transportation system, including prolonged delays implementing "Positive Train Control" technology, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Legislative Oversight Committee Chairman Bob Gordon, D-Fair Lawn, announced Friday. Gordon said NJ Transit officials and representatives from other rail lines that have utilized the safety technology that has proven successful in preventing accidents. He emphasized that with a new funding agreement now in place for New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund, NJ Transit should make new safety measures a priority,

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