Hearings On Deadly Staten Island Ferry Crash. New York’s City Council plans to hold hearings on last week’s deadly Staten Island ferry accident. Newsday is reporting that the investigation would likely start in mid-November.
Hearings Won’t Interfere Federal Inquiry
Councilman John Liu, who chairs the council’s transportation committee, says the hearings won’t interfere with a federal inquiry into the crash. He says they’ll take a look at dangers created by regulations that may be outdated. For one thing, he says he’s disturbed “that so many lives appear to be in the hands of a single individual.” He also questions why a warning signal was not part of the boat’s equipment.
Another councilman says he expects the city’s transportation commissioner will be asked to testify.
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