Blumenthal: Fix the rail system

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today regarding a power cable failure that caused major cancellations and delays of Metro-North commuter trains between Stamford and Grand Central Station:

“Investment in safe, reliable rail is key to the growth of our regional and national economy. Whether it is service disruptions due to power failures, weather or catastrophes such as the Bridgeport derailment, we must invest in robust, redundant systems to ensure that our rail system runs on time, all the time. Service disruptions like the one this morning will be increasingly frequent and severe if the nation fails to make necessary investments. Such delays and disruptions cannot be allowed to become the new normal.”


Jim Shay