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Posted on September 17, 2008

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, click here.

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. For the full story, click here.

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.


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