Eyewitness News ABC 7 (New York) gets the first word that Metro-North, the train company whose engineer was found to suffer from sleep apnea after a deadly wreck, is developing a program to screen its engineers for sleep apnea.

A new Metro-North directive would require the 350 engineers who work for the railway to be evaluated in the coming months for sleep apnea.

Mike Doyle, general chairman of the Officials with the Association of Commuter Rail Employees union, told Eyewitness News in a statement that, “recognizing that an undiagnosed sleep disorder likely was a major contributing factor to the tragic accident … our organization is working with Metro-North to establish a program to help identify engineers who may suffer from the same medical condition.”