December 1, 2015

Senators speak out against bigger trucks


Three U.S. senators said they will fight a proposal in Congress that would allow an increase in the length of twin-trailer trucks allowed on U.S. roadways. At a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), announced their opposition to a federal mandate that would [...]

Senators want more money for rail inspections

NEW YORK – Two U.S. senators on Sunday called for expanded national railroad safety inspections, a day before a special federal safety team arrives in New York for a 60-day probe into operations on the Metro-North Railroad commuter train after the deaths of four passengers. In light of the deadly Dec. 1 derailment, Sen. Charles [...]