Sen. Clinton proposes new transit bill
NEW YORK – Sen. Hillary
Rodham Clinton proposed a bill that would authorize $1.7 billion over two years
to support mass transit systems throughout the U.S. to help maintain low fares,
while expanding operations to meet the growing demand. For the full story,
NTSB investigators to interview freight crew from crash
LOS ANGELES – NTSB investigators are planning to interview
the conductor and brakeman of the freight train that crashed into the Metrolink
train in Chatsworth, Calif.
“There is no pressure to conclude this. I can stay as long as I feel it is
necessary,” said the lead investigator of the NTSB’s thorough investigation.
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California seeks operator cell phone ban
LOS ANGELES – In the wake of the Metrolink accident, Michael
Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, is calling for
an emergency order that would ban train operators from using cell phones. For
the full story, click here.