Deborah Hersman

Metro-North Riders Air Complaints In Conn.Riders complained about service delays caused by electrical problems, crowded trains and heating and cooling problems.
Railroad Official: Metro-North Far Behind On MaintenanceChief Engineer Robert Puciloski, who appeared at the National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington, D.C., said the railroad is "behind in several areas,'' including a five-year schedule of cyclical maintenance that had not been conducted in the area of the Bridgeport derailment since 2005.
NTSB Considering New Safety Recommendations For School Buses The NTSB was meeting Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of a February 2012 accident near Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck slammed into the rear left side of a school bus.
Metro-North Installing Safety Devices On Railroad In Wake Of Track Foreman's DeathU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Metro-North will install shunts on portions of its New Haven line within the next four weeks which work crews can attach to rails in a work zone to alert controllers.
Blumenthal To Head Up Rail Safety Hearing In Wake Of Derailment, DeathThe fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
NTSB Wants Records On Flight 3407 PilotFifty people, including the pilots, were killed in the crash near Buffalo, N.Y.
NTSB Probes Safety Of Airline PartnershipsThe National Transportation Safety Board began a two-day forum on Tuesday probing the safety implications of "code sharing" agreements.