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Blumenthal to discuss rail safety priorities


HARTFORD (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to discuss his priorities for rail safety in an appearance Friday morning in Hartford.

The Democrat on Thursday held his first hearing as chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation in Washington.

Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight. He has said he intends to develop legislation that would force the Federal Railroad Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to emphasize measures to improve the safety and reliability of commuter and freight rail.

Labor and commuter rail advocates are expected to join Blumenthal at the Legislative Office Building on Friday.



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