On May 17, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train just outside of Bridgeport, injuring 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor. On May 28, a track foreman was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.
Within seconds, the first caller to 911 had first responders heading in the right direction with accurate information about the derailment and collision.
It will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.
The inspection on May 15 found an insulated rail joint with inadequate supporting ballast and indications of vertical movement of the track system, the NTSB said.
The engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.