Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Agency Found NJ Transit Violations Before Crash

Michael Sisak, East Region social media editor, Philadelphia, and Michael Balsamo, freelancer, New York, for being the first to report, in the wake of the Hoboken commuter crash, that New Jersey Transit trains had been involved in more than 150 accidents causing at least $4.8 million in damage since 2011. The data added context to the news that federal rail officials had found dozens of violations during an audit of the agency earlier this year.

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