State and local officials are calling the train collision aftermath in Bridgeport a wake up call.
"That collision was a call to action," said Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Two weeks ago two Metro North trains crashed, injuring 70 people. Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are calling on to the federal government to invest in the country's rail system by creating a national trust fund.
"The country has an obligation to make sure that people and freight are transported safely and reliable every day, without the kind of collision we saw here in Bridgeport," said Blumenthal.
"The destruction was unbelievable and the fact that we got off as lightly as we did was probably a miracle," said Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4).
Blumenthal says the National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash. The NTSB says that could take a year, but officials say that's too long.
"We need to know as quickly as possible," said Blumenthal.
"We owe it to the people who ride this line every day to make the investments necessary to make sure there's never ever a derailment like we saw," said Murphy.
But officials say commuters shouldn't worry - the busiest rail service in the country is still very safe.
"The riders here can still trust this line, what happened two weeks ago was, we hope, an anomaly," said Murphy.
"Commuters can rely on the safety of this railroad if we make the continued investments that are absolutely necessary," said Blumenthal.
And investments, officials say, that are necessary for the state's economy.
"We've got to stop the polemics in Washington, and get to investing in the infrastructure that brings people to and from jobs," said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.
"If we don't tie these economic generators together with good infrastructure, we are in a lot of trouble from the stand point of economic growth and jobs," said Himes.
Blumenthal says he and Senator Murphy will be speaking with NTSB officials in the coming weeks about safety improvements.