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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for U.S. Senate
Date Title
Aug. 31, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Call for Federal Investigation of Takata Truck Explosion
Aug. 26, 2016 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President, MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Improve Waterbury Branch Line's On-Time Performance And Communication With Riders Amid String Of Service Laps
Aug. 23, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey, & Warren Call on Administration to Promote Airline Competition, Act on Executive Order
Aug. 22, 2016 Letter to Joseph Giulietti, President, Metro-North Railroad - Train Control
Aug. 16, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Query Airlines about Information Technology Systems in Light of Recent Widespread Cancellations and Delays
July 26, 2016 Letter to Toshikai Mikoshiba, President and CEO of Honda North America - Blumenthal & Markey Call on Honda to Immediately Issue "Do Not Drive" Order for Vehicles with These Air Bags
July 22, 2016 Letter to Sarah E. Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Opposing Rail Through Old Lyme, Urging Federal Railroad Administration to Hear Community Concerns
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal Releases Scathing GAO Report Detailing Federal Highway Administration's Failure to Address Dangerous Guardrails
July 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Thune, Chairman of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Nelson. Ranking Member of Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Push to Pass Security Measure to Support DIA
July 1, 2016 Letter to John Thune and Bill Nelson, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; Bill Shuster and Peter DeFazio, Respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Heinrich Leads Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal on Texas Train Collision: How Many More Lives Must Be Lost Before PTC is Implemented?
June 28, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Applaud Partial VW Settlement in Emissions Cheating Scandal
June 23, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Reported VW Settlement
June 21, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FAA Rule for Commercial Drone Users
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration - Railroad Soft Targets
June 7, 2016 Letter to Secretary Foxx, Attorney General Lynch - Calling on DOT, DOJ to Investigate Airline Surcharges
June 1, 2016 Hartford Courant - Legislation Would Keep Rail Profits In Northeast
May 27, 2016 Letter to Various Airline Carriers - Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend, Blumenthal & Markey Call on Airlines to Take Action Immediately to Help End Long Lines
May 27, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on New FRA Rule Requiring Redundant Signal Protection
May 19, 2016 After Briefing from TSA, Markey and Blumenthal Reiterate Call to Airlines to Suspend Bag Fees This Summer
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 17, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on NTSB Findings on Philadelphia Amtrak Crash
May 10, 2016 Letter to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Allegiant, JetBlue, Alaska Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin America, Sun Country, and Island Air Hawaii - Stop Charging Bag Fees This Summer
April 19, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on MTA Expanding Testing on Railroad Crew Members for Sleep Apnea
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Full Senate Passage of Vital Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill to Strengthen Security at U.S. Airports
April 3, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Amtrak Crash
March 23, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chair and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Sucbommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development - Northeast Corridor
March 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey to NHTSA: Consumers Can't Wait Until 2022 for Lifesaving Braking Technology
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Promote Transparent Airline Price Competition
March 14, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FRA's Two-Person Crew Proposal
March 7, 2016 Shrinking Airline Seats a Threat to Passenger Health and Safety; Blumenthal to Seek Action to Require Minimum Standard
March 4, 2016 Letter to Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary - Sanction Companies Doing Business with Iranian Airline
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud DOT Action to Ban E-Cigarette Use on Airplanes
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration - Bring Northeast Rail Network into 21st Century, Heed Public Input in Developing Long-Term Vision
Feb. 10, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on VW Recall of 850,000 Vehicles with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Recall Every Vehicle with Potentially-Lethal Takata Airbags, Use Every Tool Available to Accelerate Repairs
Jan. 20, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on FRA Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules
Jan. 15, 2016 Markey & Blumenthal Statement on Voluntary NHTSA-Automaker Safety Agreement
Jan. 7, 2016 Letter to Michael Horn, CEO Volkswagen Group of America - Compensation Options for Car Owners Decieved by Company's Emmission Default Devices
Jan. 5, 2016 After Efforts from Markey, Klobuchar and Blumenthal, Department of Justice Sues Volkswagen for Emissions Violations
Jan. 4, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Statement On Takata Manipulation Of Airbag Test Data
Dec. 23, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey on NHTSA Recall Completion Rates: "Completely Unacceptable and a Massive Disappointment"
Dec. 15, 2015 Pilot's Bill of Rights 2
Dec. 14, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New FAA Drone Registration Requirements
Dec. 10, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA- Fiat Civil Penalty Settlement on Failure to Report Legally Required Auto Safety Data
Dec. 3, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill
Nov. 19, 2015 Letter to Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen (VW) Group of America - Buy Back Polluting Vehicles at Fair Market Value
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Conference Committee - Regarding Transportation Funding
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate MInority Leader - Protect Safety, Consumer Protection, Fuel Economy Provisions in Surface Transportation Bill
Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members James Inhofe, John Thune, Richard Shelby, Orrin Hatch, Barbara Boxer. Bill Nelson, Sherrod Brown, and Ron Wyden - Save Essential Funding for the Most Densely Travelled Region in the Country
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