Minnesota residents may have more concerns after the Trump administration ended a year-long federal rulemaking process aiming at a standardized approach to sleep apnea for truck drivers and railroad workers. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that prevents sufferers from achieving restful sleep. It can lead to drowsy driving or even sleeping behind the wheel in some cases.
Minnesota residents who use Amtrak may be interested to learn that the engineer who was responsible for causing a train to crash in April 2016 had marijuana and opioids in his system when the accident occurred. The crash, which was heading from New York to Georgia, resulted in the death of two Amtrak workers and caused 35 others to suffer injuries.
Minnesota commuters may have heard that a Long Island Rail Road commuter train crashed in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 4. The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. at the Atlantic Terminal.