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An overcrowded LIRR train. (credit: CBS2)

Federal Regulators Meet With LIRR Officials To Discuss Safety Issues

CBS2 News exclusively exposed the problem Monday night.

08/18/2015

A train and a truck collided in December 2013 at a crossing in West Nyack, N.Y. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Railroad Regulators: Issue More Tickets To Drivers At Grade Crossings

National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade crossings.

03/03/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for the CDC to make measles shots more accessible during a news conference Feb. 8, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: TV 10/55)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose More Funding For Railroad Crossing Safety

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla, in Westchester County.

02/15/2015

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better Safety

The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.

02/03/2015

(Photo courtesy of anonymous passenger)

Schumer, Blumenthal Call On Metro-North To Fully Investigate Derailment At Grand Central Terminal

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling on Metro-North to fully investigate Wednesday night’s derailment of a train at Grand Central Terminal, saying more must be done to prevent similar incidents in the future.

01/29/2015

Commuters wait for a train in Stamford, Conn. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Rail Officials Weighing Plans To Upgrade Aging Northeast Corridor

The Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.

12/03/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB Adopts Proposals After Metro-North Accidents

The NTSB approved all the conclusions and recommendations in a staff report that examined five Metro-North Railroad accidents in New York and Connecticut in 2013 and 2014.

11/19/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer’s Sleepiness Caused Deadly Bronx Metro-North Train Derailment

William Rockefeller’s sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed disorder — sleep apnea — and a drastic shift in his work schedule, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

10/28/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer Involved In Deadly Metro-North Wreck Broke Speed Limit Several Times

Blood stained the seats, floors and doors of several commuter rail cars after a derailment that killed four people in the Bronx, a federal agency reported Friday.

10/03/2014

A Metro-North train is seen in Rye, NY on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Seek Rail Safety ‘Overhaul’

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal say they want to “overhaul'” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents.

09/07/2014

Riders get off at the Metro-North Spuyten-Duyvil station on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

MTA Report: Metro-North Sacrificed Safety For On-Time Performance

Riders are weighing in on findings from a new report saying Metro-North has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/27/2014

FILE -- Metro-North Railroad Train (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Says Most Safety Upgrades Are Complete

The Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday that it has completed most of its priorities to improve safety following a series of accidents last year.

06/11/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Federal Review: Metro-North ‘Routinely’ Put On-Time Performance Ahead Of Safety

“Metro-North must never compromise safety in the interests of the reliability of its train schedule or the efficiency in its railroad operations,” said the report released Friday.

03/14/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Sen. Blumenthal To Push For Better Rail Safety As Chairman Of Transportation Subcommittee

Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight. The senator said higher standards are needed and is looking to raise the bar in his new leadership role.

03/07/2014

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti speaking to reporters at MTA headquarters, Feb. 24, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North President Lays Out 100-Day Improvement Plan

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti told Commissioner James Redeker on Monday the first priority is to rebuild a culture of safety.

03/04/2014

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