Rail Safety

Federal Agencies To Testify On Rail Safety At Committee Hearing Chaired By Sen. BlumenthalSen. Richard Blumenthal said if federal agencies are not empowered to raise the penalties for safety violations, legislation will be enacted to achieve a higher safety standard.
Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.
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.