U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says he's introducing a bill that would increase federal oversight of the U.S. rail system and require railroads to make safety improvements. It’s not yet clear how some of that would be funded.
In response to deteriorating rail infrastructure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is calling in experts to help figure out what to do. The Transportation Reinvention Commission meets for the the first time on Wednesday.
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.
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.