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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Transportation

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Mr. Joseph Giulietti, President of the MTA-Metro-North Railroad - Provide Plan for Upgrades and Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership
Feb. 14, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Call on Metro-north to Provide Plan for Upgrades & Better Service in Wake of Low Ridership
Jan. 20, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on FRA Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules
Jan. 12, 2017 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Fiat Chrysler Emissions Cheat Allegations
Jan. 11, 2017 Blumenthal Presses Chao on Transportation Safety & Infrastructure Investment
Jan. 8, 2017 Letter to Chairman Hart - Investigate & Make Public Which Railroads Are Playing One-off With Safety
Jan. 4, 2017 In Response to New York Train Crash, Blumenthal Calls for Immediate Action to Improve Rail Safety
Dec. 23, 2016 Letter to Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, JetBlue Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Airlines - Ban E-Cigarettes From Aircraft Cabins
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Slam Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as 'Safe'
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal: FRA Plan to Route Rail Through Old Lyme is "Dead on Arrival" but Investments in New Haven-Harford-Springfield Line and Existing Track Upgrades are Welcome
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Slam Anti-Consumer & Anti-Safety FTC Settlements Allowing Used Car Dealers to Advertise Cars with Unrepaired Recalls as 'Safe'
Dec. 9, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Call for Ban on Voice Communications on Mobile Devices During Flight
Dec. 6, 2016 Blumenthal & Markey Respond to Autonation Decision to Resume Sales of "Deadly" Cars Under Recall
Dec. 6, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal Respond to Autonation Decision to Resume Sales of "Deadly" Cars Under Recall
Nov. 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mark R. Rosekind, PhD, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Call to Amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Nov. 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mark R. Rosekind, Ph. D., Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to Better Protect Back-Seat Passengers
Nov. 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable MIchael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Call on the FAA to Establish Cybersecurity Protections for Aircraft
Nov. 15, 2016 Letter to Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Call to Finalize All Rail System Safety Efforts
Nov. 1, 2016 Following Hoboken Train Crash, Blumenthal Questions PTC Exemptions for Terminal Stations
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Administrator Sarah Feinberg - Have the National Transportation Safety Board Investigate Hoboken Terminal Station Crash
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Lack of Standards and Support Provided to Airline Personnel in Addressing and Responding to Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault
Oct. 25, 2016 Courtney, Blumenthal, Murphy Join The Groundbreaking Ceremony For New England Central Railroad Infrastructure Upgrades
Oct. 25, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey Welcome Judge's Approval of VW Settlement
Oct. 24, 2016 Markey, Blumenthal on New Transportation Dept. Auto Cybersecurity Guidance: It's A Take-Home Exam for Failing Students
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites
Oct. 18, 2016 Blumenthal, Markey on DOT Airline Announcement: New Efforts Welcome, But Much More Must Actually Take Flight
Oct. 3, 2016 Markey and Blumenthal: Potential Takata Restructuring Could Undermine NHTSA Consent Degree, Endanger Driving Public
Sept. 30, 2016 Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Prevent Flight Attendant Fatigue
Sept. 29, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Fatal New Jersey Train Crash
Sept. 26, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy Announce $7.4 Million for Barkhamsted Manufacturer
Sept. 23, 2016 Blumenthal: Action Vital to Protect Against Terrorism in Rail and Mass Transit
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 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
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
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
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