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Rail Safety

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Federal Agencies To Testify On Rail Safety At Committee Hearing Chaired By Sen. Blumenthal

Sen. 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.

05/27/2014

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

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.

12/16/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Blumenthal To Head Up Rail Safety Hearing In Wake Of Derailment, Death

The 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.

06/18/2013