Passengers exit a Metro-North train at New York's Grand Central Terminal (file photo)
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.
Connecticut’s two US Senators say Metro-North Railroad and New York utility ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent power problems like the one that disrupted service along the busy commuter rail line last month. The senators heard from the top officials at the two companies on Monday.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation into Sunday's train derailment on Metro North's Hudson line, which killed 4 people and injured more than 60.
Blumenthal cited recent incidents that impacted Connecticut commuters on the New Haven Line in his call to action.