Chuck Schumer

Blumenthal Calls For Spending To Make Rail Crossings Safer

NEW YORK— The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday. Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at New York's Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car this month in Valhalla, north of the city. The car's driver and five train passengers died. Although the cause of the collision has not been determined, the lawmakers noted that more than 200 people died in grade-crossing accidents in 2013. They plan to introduce a bill this month to fund engineering and safety upgrades at...