Sen. Blumenthal to reject President Trump’s budget for transportation funding

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal will be speaking out against the President’s budget involving transportation funds.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be at the Greenwich train station on Thursday, to push for rejection of President Donald Trump‘s recent budget proposal.

The Senator says President Trump’s plans guts rail safety and service fund nationwide.

Senator Blumenthal will also discuss a safety plan letter he wrote to Metro-North President Joseph Guilietti. The plan details the risk of rail “heat kinks” which are caused by hot weather.

The Senator wrote up this letter following the Metro-North derailment in Rye, New York in early May, which was likely caused by heat warping the rails.

Senator Blumenthal is scheduled to speak at the Greenwich train station at 11 a.m. on June 1st,

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