Investigators into the Metro-North derailment are leaning towards operator error since the engineer admitted to losing focus on the controls. Criminal charges are uncertain. His lapse in attentiveness is being referred to as "highway hypnosis." Regulators have called for mandatory safety retraining of Metro-North workers and the creation of a confidential reporting system that lets employees report safety concerns. The train apparently had a warning system to alert inattentive operators, but it was in the locomotive on the other side of the train.
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