train derailment http://wamc.org en Freight train Derails In Conn., No One Injured http://wamc.org/post/freight-train-derails-conn-no-one-injured <p>Officials with the <a href="http://hrrc.com/" target="_blank">Housatonic Railroad</a> say a buildup of ice caused a freight train engine to derail at a private crossing in New Milford, Connecticut.</p><p>The engine was pulling a freight train southbound when it derailed Wednesday morning. No one was injured.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:21:37 +0000 Jim Levulis 84291 at http://wamc.org Freight train Derails In Conn., No One Injured Reorganized Metro-North Panel Off To Rocky Start http://wamc.org/post/reorganized-metro-north-panel-rocky-start <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A commuter advocacy group reorganized by the Connecticut legislature to broaden its oversight beyond <a href="http://new.mta.info/mnr" target="_blank">Metro-North Railroad</a> lacks members but not criticism.</p><p>Two top state lawmakers say expanding the panel to oversee two other rail lines — one of which is not yet running — has complicated the work of the <a href="http://www.trainweb.org/ct/" target="_blank">Connecticut Rail Commuter Council</a>.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:59:22 +0000 Jim Levulis 81391 at http://wamc.org Reorganized Metro-North Panel Off To Rocky Start House Reps Call For Hearing On Rail Safety http://wamc.org/post/house-reps-call-hearing-rail-safety <p>Four congressional representatives are calling for a House committee and subcommittee to hold a hearing on rail safety. Their urging comes following the fatal Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx December 1.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:18:53 +0000 Allison Dunne 79381 at http://wamc.org House Reps Call For Hearing On Rail Safety NY Congressman's Telephone Town Hall Included Talk About Rail Safety http://wamc.org/post/ny-congressmans-telephone-town-hall-included-talk-about-rail-safety <p></p><p>The aftermath of Sunday’s fatal train derailment prompted questions from half the callers in a New York congressman’s telephone town hall Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:41:44 +0000 Allison Dunne 79135 at http://wamc.org NY Congressman's Telephone Town Hall Included Talk About Rail Safety NY Congressman Introduces A Bill To Help Finance Automated Train System http://wamc.org/post/ny-congressman-introduces-bill-help-finance-automated-train-system <p></p><p></p><p>A New York congressman is introducing legislation to help railroads invest in technology that the NTSB says could have prevented Sunday’s fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>As National Transportation Safety Board investigators piece together information from Sunday’s Metro-North Hudson Line derailment in the Bronx, some data have already emerged. Here’s the NTSB’s Earl Weener during a press conference Monday.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:40:44 +0000 Allison Dunne 79089 at http://wamc.org NY Congressman Introduces A Bill To Help Finance Automated Train System Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment http://wamc.org/post/veteran-reporter-and-mental-health-expert-discuss-train-derailment <p>Federal investigators have recovered a second data recorder at the crash site of Sunday’s Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. While the public awaits answers about what caused the fatal derailment, a few experts are weighing in about other aspects of the disaster.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:37:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 78964 at http://wamc.org Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment Bronx Derailment Highlights Need for Safety in Proposed Berkshire Rail http://wamc.org/post/bronx-derailment-highlights-need-safety-proposed-berkshire-rail <p>Investigators are looking into the cause of a New York City train derailment that killed four people and injured at least 60.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:54:26 +0000 Jim Levulis 78954 at http://wamc.org Bronx Derailment Highlights Need for Safety in Proposed Berkshire Rail Putnam Man Who Died In Train Derailment Was On His Way To Work http://wamc.org/post/putnam-man-who-died-train-derailment-was-his-way-work <p></p><p>NEW YORK (AP) — One of the people killed after a Metro-North train derailed was an audio technician headed to midtown Manhattan to work on the famed Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 04:37:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 78907 at http://wamc.org Schumer: Address Freight Train Derailment Risks http://wamc.org/post/schumer-address-freight-train-derailment-risks <p><span style="font-size:13.0pt; line-height:118%">In reaction to the wreck in Quebec that has killed 47 people, New York’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in downtown Albany with Mayor Jerry Jennings Monday afternoon to discuss train safety. Already this week, Schumer has asked the federal government to step in to find a solution to recent breakdowns in New York City’s subways and commuter rails following three breakdowns in the past month. Schumer says shipping oil has economic benefits, but must be done safely.</span> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:23:48 +0000 69745 at http://wamc.org Schumer: Address Freight Train Derailment Risks Conn. MTA Train Crash Highlights Need For Rail Investment in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/conn-mta-train-crash-highlights-need-rail-investment-berkshires <p></p><p>The MTA train collision near Fairfield that injured 72 last Friday is still under investigation.</p><p>Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the 5<sup>th</sup> District, said that investigators are still attempting to determine if the derailment was caused by track in disrepair or another factor. Esty, who said that a Congressional hearing will be held on railway safety later today, also said that funding to maintain one of the busiest railway corridors in the Northeast has been “an issue.”</p><p> Esty spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner…</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:34:02 +0000 Lucas Willard 65194 at http://wamc.org Conn. MTA Train Crash Highlights Need For Rail Investment in Berkshires