Blumenthal takes on rail safety

Metro North Train (file photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is using the final two months of the Obama Administration to push for advancements in railway safety.

The Democrat will talk about his plans this morning at a news conference at at Union Station in New Haven.

He is expected to call on the Federal Railroad Administration to act faster to require positive train control, speed control, increased track inspections and concerns about fatigued workers. Blumenthal says the administration might need to adopt the measures without the approval of congress.

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