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Feds Release Study On Ambitious Proposals To Upgrade Connecticut Railroad SystemThe report by the Federal Railroad Administration analyzed the possibility high-speed rails, new routes and a rail tunnel under Long Island Sound.
Transit Spending Cuts Could Derail Plans For Northeast Corridor UpgradesMore than half of the nation's mass transit commuters ride the rails on the Northeast Corridor.
Federal Regulators Meet With LIRR Officials To Discuss Safety IssuesCBS2 News exclusively exposed the problem Monday night.
Railroad Regulators: Issue More Tickets To Drivers At Grade CrossingsNational railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade crossings.
Schumer, Blumenthal Propose More Funding For Railroad Crossing SafetySens. 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.
Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better SafetyThe 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.
Schumer, Blumenthal Call On Metro-North To Fully Investigate Derailment At Grand Central TerminalU.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.
Rail Officials Weighing Plans To Upgrade Aging Northeast CorridorThe Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.
NTSB Adopts Proposals After Metro-North AccidentsThe 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.
NTSB: Engineer's Sleepiness Caused Deadly Bronx Metro-North Train DerailmentWilliam 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.
NTSB: Engineer Involved In Deadly Metro-North Wreck Broke Speed Limit Several TimesBlood 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.
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.
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