Blumenthal says system for rail safety rules broken

Jun 3, 2014
Committee web broadcast of hearing

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says the system for issuing new federal rail safety rules is broken.  Blumenthal questioned the head of the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday in a committee hearing.

Craig LeMoult

Metro-North announced on Thursday that the railroad is making a series of safety reforms that had been recommended by the Federal Railroad Administration.  The FRA made the recommendations following a number of recent accidents, including 2 derailments, one of them deadly. 

Davis Dunavin

Bar cars used to be a staple of American train travel, but they’ve been disappearing from commuter rails in recent years. Davis Dunavin rode the last bar car to leave New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Friday.

Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford

Apr 10, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public. 

Craig LeMoult

Connecticut’s Transportation Commissioner and representatives of Metro North heard from angry commuters Tuesday night who vented their frustrations about a range of problems experienced on the railroad over recent months.  About a hundred commuters attended a forum in Southport sponsored by the Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby.