Winter storm warning: The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the state Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.  Stay with WTIC NewsTalk 1080 for the latest forecast, and for traffic problems resulting from the weather. Read More

National Transportation Safety Board

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

NTSB Recommends Better Sleep Disorder Screening After Metro-North Crash

Federal regulators who concluded that an engineer’s sleep apnea caused a deadly train derailment in New York adopted several recommendations Wednesday for better screening of such disorders, including a call for improved physician training.

11/19/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Subcommittee Hearing Today On Rail Safety

(Washington, DC/CBS Connecticut) – There’s a hearing taking place in Washington today of a Commerce subcomittee of Surface Transportation. The subcommitte, chaired by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, looks to examine the current state of safety […]

03/06/2014

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Expedite Probe Into Derailment

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation of the fatal derailment of a Metro-North passenger train. The Connecticut Democrat said Sunday he contacted Deborah […]

12/01/2013

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hearing Scheduled On 2 Train Accidents In Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The National Transportation Safety Board is holding an investigative hearing on two recent Metro-North Railroad accidents that occurred in Connecticut. The two-day hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Washington, D.C. […]

11/06/2013

metro-north

Metro-North To Install Safety Devices On Railroad

Metro-North Railroad will implement a pilot program to install devices urgently recommended by a national safety board to provide extra protection to workers after a track foreman was fatally struck by a train, officials said Friday.

06/21/2013

Connecticut state investigators examine the scene of a Metro North train collision. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

NTSB Stresses Track Safety After Conn. Man’s Death

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an urgent safety recommendation after a Metro-North Railroad track foreman was struck and killed by a passenger train last month.

06/17/2013

(Courtesy Fairfield Police)

Passenger Suit Filed In Metro North Derailment, Collision

Attorneys for one of the victims of last week’s trail derailment and collision along the Metro North New Haven line have filed a lawsuit.

05/24/2013

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 882 other followers