Washington, DC: Senator repeats call for extra crossing safety funding

25 Feb

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat-Connecticut), speaking after the truck-train collision in Oxnard, California, on February 24th, 2015, has again said that funding for level crossing safety improvements has to be increased.

Senator Blumenthal is co-sponsor with Senator Charles Schumer (Democrat-New York) of new legislation to provide additional funding to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and through the FRA to states and by extension communities to improve safety at level crossings, particularly those where there is an accident history. This measure was proposed following the recent collision on the Metro-North Railroad in New York State.


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