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Martin Cassidy

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

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]
Categories: bicycles

Rail Council posts video of rail forum in Westport with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti

  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

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]

Giulietti to engage commuters on May Day morning at Grand Central Terminal

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti’s informal listening sessions will continue bright and early Thursday morning at Grand Central Terminal  from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The forums are part of an effort pledged by Giulietti to provide dialogue with senior management of the railroad as the railroad reforms its safety culture and attempts to restore reliability, […] [Read More]

Governor announces transit-oriented development fund

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today the state would invest in a $15 million in a new transit oriented development fund to incentivize developers to build more densely around train stations along the New Britain to Hartford Busway and New Haven to Hartford to Springfield line transit corridors. The lion share of the investment, $13 […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Mobile ticketing on the way at Metro-North

  Metro-North officials announced Monday they will hire Masabi, a developer of mobile ticket collection technology for proposal to provide on-board ticket scanning for the first time on board Metro-North and Long Island Railroad trains. The system would also allow riders to buy their digital tickets on-line. Conductors would visually verify the digital tickets in […] [Read More]

Metro-North’s new spring schedule maintains service levels and improves most travel times

Metro-North’s new timetables for the New Haven Line will improve on-time performance that was dramatically hindered by federally mandated speed limits and other safety measures in the wake of December’s fatal derailment in the Bronx. [Read More]

Giulietti to meet with commuter advocates

  Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti will meet with state commuter advocates and legislators tonight in Westport to discuss the railroad’s ongoing efforts to assure safety and improve service. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m., at Steam Cafe, 1 Ferry Lane Westport. “We’re delighted that Joe Giulietti has agreed to meet with us and the […] [Read More]

Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to speak at Regional Plan Association’s Annual Assembly at the Waldorf Astoria

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut will address the Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly on Friday, April 25, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. [Read More]

Metro-North conducting Mount Vernon East substation upgrade work this weekend

  Metro-North Railroad will begin a project this weekend to further boost to power supply at a Mount Vernon,N.Y. substation that powers the rail line from Mount Vernon,N.Y. to Harrison. The railroad is replacing four 35-year-old transformers is part of an ongoing rebuild of the railroad’s Mount Vernon East power substation that will ensure reliability […] [Read More]