Independent investigation needed into NJ Transit flood gate incident during Ida, legislators say

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Three Republican legislators want an independent investigation into how a stranded NJ Transit train prevented flood gates in Bound Brook from fully closing during the remnants of Hurricane Ida. State Senators Michael Doherty, Assemblyman John DiMaio, and Assemblyman Erik Peterson, all R-Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon, plan to introduce a bill calling for an independent investigation of the Sept. 1 incident in which a Raritan Valley Line train got stuck at 9:30 p.m. in rising flood waters and debris on the tracks at the flood gate. Because the train could not be moved, Somerset County crews could …

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