YONKERS - A report says Metro-North has been fined more than half a million dollars over the past decade for safety violations, and commuters are calling it troubling.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the report from the Federal Railroad Administration Friday. The report says that since 2004, there have been 139 reported safety violations for Metro-North. More than 40 percent of the violations were issued for improperly reporting accidents to the FRA.

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Blumenthal says the numbers show an urgent need for immediate action to be taken on improving safety and accountability. Blumenthal also wants to see more transparency from Metro-North.

A spokesperson for Metro-North says the railroad shares Blumenthal's goals for more safety. The spokesperson adds that a thorough inspection of tracks has been performed in the wake of two derailments in the past year and says the railroad is implementing other safety improvements.