May 8, 2015

Metro North gets $967M loan for safety enhancements

The Federal Railroad Administration has finalized a $967 million loan to help Metro North, which operates the train service from New Haven to New York, install safety technology known as "positive train control," U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal's office announced.

Blumenthal and New York Sen. Charles Schumer have spurred the FRA to make the loan for the communications and signaling system, which they argue would have prevented the four fatalities stemming from a 2013 derailment and crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx.

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