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Martin Cassidy

Wilton station to get pedestrian walkway

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Wilton has received a $500,000 grant to build a walkways linking the Wilton Train Station to the downtown center and nearby residential communities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today. The project is meant to meet the need for a pedestrian safe thoroughfare to the downtown. The grant was among 28 announced to different towns under […] [Read More]
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Metro-North employees to be disciplined in train fire delay incident

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Passengers who were allowed off a train at the Stamford station Saturday to stretch their legs during the delay caused by a signal equipment fire in Cos Cob were stranded there the train abruptly left without warning, lohud.com reports. The passengers banged on the train and tried to get the crew’s attention, the report said. […] [Read More]
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Mayor Martin to add voice to rail investment debate

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Stamford Mayor David Martin will testify in Washington,D.C. this Thursday afternoon before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. [Read More]

Malloy touts completion of catenary work in Bridgeport and Southport corridor

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Metro-North has nearly completed a four year project to replace century old catenary wires between Bridgeport and Southport, progress anticipated to make all four tracks in the seven mile stretch available for service during the railroad’s peak hours. Metro-North executives have emphasized the stepped up effort to finish the wire […] [Read More]
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Governor Malloy signals investment to replace bar cars

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy said that the state of Connecticut is planning to invest in new bar cars for the New Haven Line as the railroad will remove the final four of the rolling cafes from service next week as part of  a timetable change. However the timetable and details about when the next generation […] [Read More]
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Himes and Congress announce Rail Safety Enforcement Act in New Haven

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and members of Congress announced the introduction of new rail safety legislation to press railroads nationwide to set definite plans to avoid collision avoidance technology and beef up rail worker safety rules to prevent fatigue and overwork. The proposed legislation, the Railroad Safety Enforcement Act would require mandated railroads to provide […] [Read More]

Himes ,DeLauro ,Esty back train safety legislation

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and two others will stop in New Haven Tuesday morning to back new rail safety legislation that would require railroads to have firmer deadlines to meet a federal mandate for a more advanced collision avoidance system and impose other measures to reduce hazards. [Read More]

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, here are some basic safety tips from AAA Southern New England

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May is National Bike Safety Month, and the American Automobile Association of Southern New England is sharing the following tips to try to ease the uneasy truce between motorists and bicyclists. [Read More]
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Rail Council posts video of rail forum in Westport with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti

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  Check out the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council’s just posted video of last Thursday’s forum with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.   [Read More]

Surface Transportation Act would make ban on tolls on existing highways no more

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State Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, a perennial proponent of tolls to raise funds for Connecticut transportation projects made a statement about the government’s new transportation funding bill which will give states greater latitude to toll to make up for less gasoline tax revenue. [Read More]