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Letter: Assign two engineers in passenger trains

Workers right and move a derailed Metro-North train

Workers right and move a derailed Metro-North train car in the Bronx. (Dec. 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

I just don’t understand train crashes that are caused by driver fatigue or sleep apnea [“Feds: Test train operators for sleep apnea” Dec. 3].

Commercial flights have co-pilots, but trains don’t. In many cases, trains carry a lot more people. Can somebody please tell me why there is no co-pilot? Surely people’s lives are worth a lot more.

Richard Tartaglia, Centerport

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