Connecticut and federal authorities told commuters to make alternate plans while asking for patience as investigators pore over the site of a Metro-North rush-hour train derailment that left three people critically injured.
Investigators are working in Connecticut to gather evidence from yesterday’s collision between two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains so they can restore Amtrak and other rail service between New York and Boston.
Two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut, injuring dozens of people and limiting Amtrak service between New York and Boston in one of the worst U.S. passenger rail accidents since 2008.
Joseph Lhota was Rudy Giuliani’s deputy on Sept. 11 and head of the agency that brought back the subways after Hurricane Sandy. He says that makes him the most qualified candidate to keep New York City from reverting to the days of crime and dysfunction.
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