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Senator to push for beefed up rail safety

Posted on July 3, 2014

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Aimed at setting tougher rules for passenger and freight railroads is the goal of legislation being proposed later this month, by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, chairman of a Senate committee on rail safety, The Courant reported.

Blumenthal has not drafted specifics of his bill, but promised that it would require expanded use of new technology for track inspections, double signal protections for employees doing track work, inward- and outward-facing cameras at the engineer's seat, according to the report.

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