Federal Railroad Administration Presents Plan To Rebuild The Northeast CorridorThe Federal Railroad Administration plan, unveiled Friday, aims to cut delays and increase capacity by upgrading bridges and tunnels and realigning tracks to eliminate curves.
New Federal Guidelines Call For Train Operators To Be Tested For Sleep ApneaBefore someone takes the controls of a passenger train, they need to be tested for sleep apnea, and if they are diagnosed, they need to be treated.
Deadly Train Accidents Have Feds Pushing Railroads To Fight Employee FatigueFederal officials are pushing New Jersey Transit, and other railroads to do more to fight employee fatigue.
NJ Gets Snubbed In Request For Federal Crude Oil Rail Safety FundsFederal officials said more than $50 million was requested across the country -- five times more than what was available.
Federal Railroad Administration Renews Call To Improve Safety At CrossingsThe FRA is asking states to revisit 2010 safety recommendations about warning signs, traffic lights and event recorders at rail crossings.
Officials Discuss Safety Measures One Year After Deadly After Metro-North Crash In ValhallaSince the accident, the federal government has committed $350 million for grade crossing improvements and another $6.5 million for a public awareness campaign.
CBS2 Exclusive: Northeast Corridor Upgrade Could Have Amtrak Trains Barreling Through Long IslandThe Federal Railroad Administration has proposed massive improvements to Amtrak's very congested Northeast Corridor.
Feds Release Study On Ambitious Proposals To Upgrade Connecticut Railroad SystemThe report by the Federal Railroad Administration analyzed the possibility high-speed rails, new routes and a rail tunnel under Long Island Sound.
Transit Spending Cuts Could Derail Plans For Northeast Corridor UpgradesMore than half of the nation's mass transit commuters ride the rails on the Northeast Corridor.
Federal Regulators Meet With LIRR Officials To Discuss Safety IssuesCBS2 News exclusively exposed the problem Monday night.
Railroad Regulators: Issue More Tickets To Drivers At Grade CrossingsNational railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade crossings.
Schumer, Blumenthal Propose More Funding For Railroad Crossing SafetySens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla, in Westchester County.
Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better SafetyThe Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.
Schumer, Blumenthal Call On Metro-North To Fully Investigate Derailment At Grand Central TerminalU.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling on Metro-North to fully investigate Wednesday night's derailment of a train at Grand Central Terminal, saying more must be done to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Rail Officials Weighing Plans To Upgrade Aging Northeast CorridorThe Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.