Metro-North Railroad Testing Misconduct

On June 29, 2015, a joint investigation involving the Office of the MTA Inspector General, the MTA Police Department, Metro-North Railroad, and the New York County District Attorney’s Office culminated in the arrests and filing of criminal charges in New York State court against 13 current and former MNR conductors and engineers. The defendants were charged with engaging in a scheme to obtain and distribute current tests and answers. As part of the scheme, the defendants took photos of and otherwise obtained actual tests and their answers that were used for certification of conductors and locomotive engineer positions. The test questions and answers were then distributed to classmates and others who had not yet taken the tests.


6/30/15 – District Attorney Press Release: Metro-North conductors and engineers indicted for facilitating cheating on license exams

6/29/15 - Statement of Inspector General Barry l. Kluger: Metro-North Engineers and Conductors

6/29/15 – The New York Times: 13 Metro-North Workers Accused of Cheating on Conductor Exams

6/30/15 - New York Post: 13 Metro-North workers arrested for cheating on safety exams

6/29/15 – NY Daily News: Dozen people indicted in suspected Metro-North cheating scheme

6/30/15 - 13 Metro-North workers indicted on test cheating charges

6/30/15 - Newsday: DA: Two Long Islanders among 13 indicted in Metro-North Railroad exam scam

6/30/15 - Hartford Courant: Metro-North Triggered Cheating Ring Probe