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.
Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.
The Conn. senator is pushing for congressional support to eliminate the time barrier.
The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.
Two Democrats and two Republicans will compete in next Tuesday’s Connecticut primaries, in the hopes of securing their respective party’s nomination for the chance to fill the Senate seat of Joe Lieberman (D), who is retiring.
Early numbers from Public Policy Polling show her blasting former U.S. Rep. and fellow Republican Chris Shays by a margin of 60 to 27 percent.
Republican strategist Chris Healy says last year, Linda McMahon faced off against a tough candidate in Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has made it official, announcing her plans to seek for a second time the Republican endorsement for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat.