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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
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 19, 2016 After Briefing from TSA, Markey and Blumenthal Reiterate Call to Airlines to Suspend Bag Fees This Summer
May 18, 2016 Letter to John Hoeven and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security- TSA Funding for Long Wait Times
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
Nov. 10, 2015 Drive Act
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on NHTSA Call to Require Seat Belts on All School Buses
Nov. 9, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey: Volkswagen 'Goodwill Package' Insultingly Inadequate
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Congressional Approval of 5-Year Extension for PTC Implementation
Oct. 28, 2015 Positive Train Control
Oct. 26, 2015 Gov. Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy and Representative Himes Announce $10 Million Federal Tiger Award for New Barnum Station in Bridgeport
Oct. 26, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on FTC Commitment to Probe Into VW Emissions Scandal
Oct. 23, 2015 Senators Markey, Blumenthal: NHTSA's Takata Recall Expansion One Year Late
Oct. 22, 2015 Blumenthal Praises DOT for Calling on Kuwait Airways to Cease Discrimination Against Israeli Citizens
Oct. 21, 2015 Blumenthal: Put the Brakes on Bigger Trucks
Oct. 20, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on House PTC Extension
Oct. 19, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New FAA Efforts to Strengthen Drone Oversight
Oct. 12, 2015 Blumenthal, Schumer Demand EPA and DOJ Levy $18 Billion, Maximum Penalty Against Volkswagen Following Deliberate and Deceptive Fraud
Sept. 30, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on House Bill to Extend PTC Deadline
Sept. 29, 2015 Markey, Blumenthal Blast New Revelation of Fiat Chrysler Early Warning Reporting System Failure
Sept. 18, 2015 "Q Bridge' Project, The Biggest In CTDOT History, Completed Ahead Of Schedule
Sept. 17, 2015 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Reported DOJ-GM Settlement
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