Schumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.
A woman shared her frightening story Tuesday about getting struck by a Long Island Rail Road train at a crossing this week.
The county is looking to install crossing gates with four arms — which make it difficult for drivers to navigate around.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal say they want to “overhaul'” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents.
Many respondents said they noticed no improvement over the last few months and the most common complaint was late trains.
At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the agency approved spending nearly a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive safety review.