Pointing to reports of incidents in regions outside the current air bag recall areas, the Connecticut Democrat said the evidence points to the need for nationwide action.
The Connecticut Democrat said Monday he’s pushing for Congress to restore the full tax benefit that expired last year, giving all commuters “parity in the tax treatment they receive.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Defense Department Needs To Care For Iraq Veterans Exposed To Chemical Agents
Many U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq claim they are battling the effects of toxic exposure after dismantling chemical weapons.
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.
Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the demand in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the NHTSA.
The Obama administration is facing mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won freedom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years in Taliban hands.
One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.
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.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.
The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal believe installing cameras on Metro-North Railroad trains could potentially prevent another deadly accident such as last week’s derailment that left four people dead and dozens injured.
The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the Dec. 14 attack.
Blumenthal said he was awaiting the results of an investigation before drawing any conclusions. But he said the location of the incident heightened tensions.
Gov. Dan Malloy said Metro-North commuters can expect a “very reduced schedule” on Monday compared with a normal peak period. Trains are expected to run at 50 percent capacity on the New Haven line.
The Metro-North Railroad on Sunday announced that some slight service improvements are on the horizon for New Haven Line for the start of the work week Monday.