Rail council to discuss progress on Metro-North 100 Day Action Plan

hartwellgiulietti John Hartwell, vice chairman of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council speaks to       Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti last week at a forum for Metro-North commuters at the Stamford train station.   The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council is expected to delve into progress on Metro-North’s 100 Day Action Plan that listed goals to improve safety, reliability and communications by early summer. The meeting is tonight at 7 p.m., in the offices of the South Western Regional Planning Agency, 3rd floor of the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard. The group’s agenda shows that John Kesich, senior vice president of operations and John Longobardi from the railroad’s operations department will  be on hand to answer questions. Connecticut Commuter Rail Council Chairperson Terri Cronin said today “the Council is excited about engaging Metro North Railroad officials in operational issues and reporting. Getting back to meaningful dialogue with Metro North on rail performance from the commuter’s perspective is a critical element of our duties as independent advocates for the commuters who travel and use the Metro North rail line”. The 15-member board is appointed to serve as an advocate for commuters on Metro-North’s New Haven Line, the Shore Line East railroad, and the New Haven to Springfield Line.