rail http://wrvo.org en New York's senators applaud safety proposals for transporting crude by rail http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-senators-applaud-safety-proposals-transporting-crude-rail <p>Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are welcoming the announcement today by the federal Department of Transportation for increased safety measures for rail cars that carry crude oil.<br /><br />With more oil being shipped via train from the Bakken region in North Dakota and adjacent Canada to the East Coast, and more accidents involving those tanker cars, safety concerns have been growing.<br /><br />Schumer told reporters today that he hopes the rules will be implemented as soon as possible<br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:32 +0000 Catherine Loper 59334 at http://wrvo.org New York's senators applaud safety proposals for transporting crude by rail Schumer calls for safer railcars to transport oil, ethanol http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-safer-railcars-transport-oil-ethanol <p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:09:49 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 42602 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for safer railcars to transport oil, ethanol Schumer wants federal funds to upgrade Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-wants-federal-funds-upgrade-port-oswego <p>The Port of Oswego could be in line for some business-boosting help from the federal government. Sen. Charles Schumer is hoping to use his clout to get some help to keep the port growing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:49:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33577 at http://wrvo.org Schumer wants federal funds to upgrade Port of Oswego Amtrak to take over new tracks in Albany area http://wrvo.org/post/amtrak-take-over-new-tracks-albany-area <p>The Northeast rail corridor will see shorter travel times and be more reliable. Through a new 25-year lease, Amtrak has taken control of a busy stretch of track leading to the capital region. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:15:39 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30427 at http://wrvo.org