MTA plans better track maintenance, inspections in wake of Bridgeport derailment

Changes are in the works as a result of last month's train derailment in Bridgeport. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said today it is planning better

Changes are in the works as a result of last month's train derailment in Bridgeport.

Changes are in the works as a result of last month's train derailment in Bridgeport. (6/8/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Changes are in the works as a result of last month's train derailment in Bridgeport.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said today it is planning better track maintenance and inspections, following a finding by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that an inspection before the derailment found problems with the tracks, but nothing was done.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the lack of action is unacceptable.

"There has to be a plan for the entire track system to make sure it is safe and reliable," said Blumenthal. "That's why Sen. Murphy and I will be pressing for strong measures."

The NTSB plans to complete its investigation and release its final report on the derailment in about a year.

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