Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.
Regular train service has returned to Connecticut, five days after a derailment injured scores of commuters and damaged tracks.
Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.
Here’s a look at what commuters can expect Monday as the work week gets under way and beyond.
About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.
The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
Officials have said the transportation sector, including U.S. railways, remain attractive targets for al-Qaeda.
Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.
Authorities in Connecticut said they searched trains in Norwalk and Darien for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects but didn’t find anything.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Service was emporarily suspended for most of the day Sunday due to an early morning freight train derailment near New Haven, Connecticut.
Service had been suspended since Saturday afternoon in and around Boston because the blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow in the area.
Ticket cross-honoring remains in effect systemwide for NJ TRANSIT.
Service had been suspended Saturday afternoon because on the huge amounts of snow dumped in the Boston area.
Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.