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Connecticut yet to implement train-crash preventive technology

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, railroad experts and lawmakers like Sen. Richard Blumenthal are touting safety technology that’s been slow to come to Connecticut. The state hopes to install Positive Train Control technology by 2018. Continue Reading →

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NTSB blames Metro-North for multiple failures in rail accidents

WASHINGTON – In final reports on five accidents that resulted in six fatalities, The National Transportation Safety Board faulted Metro North for poor track maintenance and lax inspections, inadequate training and questionable screening and scheduling of train engineers. Continue Reading →

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Metro-North officials: Timeliness interfered with safety

Efforts to ensure trains ran on time likely contributed to the accidents and other safety-related mishaps that plagued the Metro-North Commuter Railroad last year, the service’s top brass told state lawmakers Thursday. And efforts to enhance safety could lead to more delays in the future. Continue Reading →

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