A federal report that found major safety lapses at Metro-North Railroad has two U.S. senators looking to the railroad’s new president for change. Meanwhile, a few congressional representatives say it’s time to spend money on improving the nation’s rail system and other infrastructure.
New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held an emergency telephone town hall Thursday night to discuss the heroin epidemic and prescription drug problem in the Hudson Valley. He was joined by four speakers who offered insight into how they are addressing both the heroin and prescription drug overdose surge in the region.
“I am the heartbroken mother of a beautiful 23-year-old daughter who is a heroin addict. She started with heroin about three years ago. She never took prescription pills. She started straight with heroin.”
New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a field hearing today on immigration reform. He was at a northern Westchester community center to listen to testimony from business, community, education, and business leaders.
It was Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first field hearing since taking office in January. He delivered the same message at a rally in November– a call to Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.
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.
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.
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.