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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
June 18, 2015 Boxer, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Address Pilot Fatigue
May 21, 2015 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairman, and Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Increasing Funding for Positive Train Control
April 20, 2015 Schumer, Blumenthal: Despite Recent Rail Crashes, Like Spuyten Duyvil & Derailment of Dangerous Oil Cars, Positive Train Control, Best Way to Prevent Dangerous Crashes, Has Not Yet Been Implemented; Senators Introduce Legislation Requiring PTC by 2018, For Both Passenger & Freight Trains Carrying Hazardous Oil Cars
April 15, 2015 Letter to Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandment of the Coast Guard - Passenger Protection for Cruise Vessels
April 14, 2015 Positive Train Control and Railroad Safety
April 13, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on MTA Inspector General's Report on Metro-North
March 26, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Opposition to Extending Deadline for Implementation of Life-Saving, Rail Safety Technology
March 23, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Susan Collins, Charmin of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies - Crude Oil by Rail
March 23, 2015 Feinstein Supports Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments
March 23, 2015 Blumenthal Calls for Crude-By-Rail Safety Investments
March 19, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on FTC Settlement with BMW Over Conditioned Warranty Coverage
March 13, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On Federal Highway Administration Testing Of ET-Plus Guardrail End Terminals
March 12, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On Senate Confirmation Of National Transportation Safety Board Chairman And Member
March 12, 2015 Executive Session
March 12, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On Federal Highway Administration Guardrail Evaluation Report
March 9, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on House Proposal to Bypass Connecticut Rail Stations in New Amtrak Bill
March 3, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - ET-Plus Guardrail and End Terminals
March 2, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Gene Dorado, Comptroller General of the United States
March 2, 2015 Markey & Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Ensure Safety Recalls Are More Quickly Completed
March 2, 2015 Blumenthal And Markey Introduce Legislation To Ensure Safety Recalls Are More Quickly Completed
Feb. 24, 2015 Blumenthal Issues Statement on California Metrolink Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Collision
Feb. 23, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On National Transportation Safety Board Preliminary Report On Valhalla Metro-North Crash
Feb. 15, 2015 In Light Of Fatal Metro-North Collision, Schumer, Blumenthal Introduce New Highway-Rail Grade Safety Crossing Bill; There Are Over 5,000 Rail Crossings In NY & CT, With Nearly 400 Accidents In Recent Years
Feb. 11, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey To Introduce Legislation To Protect Drivers From Auto Security And Privacy Vulnerabilities With Standards And "Cyber Dashboard"
Jan. 31, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Commend NHTSA for New Airbag Safety Recall
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Call on NHTSA Administrator to Provide Update on Recalls, Service Campaigns Related to Airbag Manufacturer
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to Joseph Giulietti, President of Metro-North - Rail Safety
Jan. 28, 2015 Letter to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Company - Extend January 31 Deadline for Victims to Apply for Compensation Fund
Jan. 28, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Metro-North Derailment
Jan. 20, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On President Obama's State Of The Union Address
Jan. 17, 2015 Blumenthal, Schumer Raise Red Flags On FHWA Testing Of Potentially-Defective Guardrails: In Letter To Federal Highway Administration, Senators Call For State-Of-The-Art Methodology, Transparency In Testing
Jan. 17, 2015 Letter to Greg Nadeau, Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration - Potentially-Defective Guardrails
Jan. 11, 2015 Blumenthal Statement On Selection Of Sarah Feinberg As Interim Administrator Of Federal Railroad Administration
Jan. 8, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Applaud Fines for Honda Violations of Vehicle Safety Laws
Dec. 15, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Metro-North Announcement Of Sleep Apnea Tests For Engineers
Dec. 11, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014
Dec. 10, 2014 Letter to Shinehisa Takada, Chairman and CEO of Takata Corporation - Safety Testing Used On Defective Airbags
Dec. 8, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader - Remove From OmnibusProvisions That Roll Back Regulations Governing Truck Safety
Dec. 6, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal Applaud Senate Passage of Honor Flight Act
Dec. 3, 2014 Markey, Blumenthal Assail Takata Rejection of Nationwide Airbag Recall
Nov. 25, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On FRA Advisory On Redundant Signal Protection
Nov. 19, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On NTSB Investigation Of Metro-North
Nov. 18, 2014 Markey, Blumenthal Statement on Expansion of Takata Airbag Recall to Include all Driver-Side Airbags
Nov. 17, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On Preliminary Approval For Metro-North Contract To Install Inward- And Outward-Facing Cameras On Rail Fleet
Nov. 13, 2014 Blumenthal Calls On General Motors To Contact Known Victims Of Faulty Ignition Switch, Extend Compensation Fund Deadline For Families That Just Learned Of Eligibility
Nov. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consider Safety Reform and Priorities When Nominating New NHTSA Administrator
Nov. 10, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On New GM Ignition Switch Documents
Nov. 7, 2014 Blumenthal, Markey Call On Department Of Justice To Open Criminal Investigation Of Takata
Oct. 28, 2014 Blumenthal Issues Statement On NTSB Report Identifying Causes Of Major Metro-North Derailments, Fatalities
Oct. 23, 2014 Blumenthal Statement On NTSB Report Detailing Deaths of 15 Railroad And Transit Workers In 2013
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