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Martin Cassidy

Himes, Walko to seek input from commuters at Greenwich station

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes-D-Conn., and State Representative Steve Walko-R-Greenwich will spend Monday’s rush hour with Greenwich commuters at the train station in downtown Greenwich to speak about Metro-North Railroad. [Read More]

Metropolitan Transportation Authority requests Obama set up Emergency Board to help resolve LIRR labor disputes

To help seal labor contracts with its eight labor unions, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has asked President Barack Obama’s administration to set up a second emergency board to help negotiate. An early Presidential emergency board which concluded work in December of last year failed to resolve the dispute. The eight labor groups who have yet […] [Read More]

Bureau of Transportation Statistics cites higher flow of goods by truck, vessel, and pipeline

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, or BTS for those who know; is touting an increase in U.S. -NAFTA trade being carried by truck, vessel and pipeline in December 2013 than Dec. 2012, according to the December Transborder Freight Data report released late last week. [Read More]

Bunch of OPM financials on new DOT project engineers

        A recent subject matter report compiled by the Office of Policy and Management explains the cost of 75 new Department of Transportation “positions” for the long term capital program. The governor’s 2015 budget provides $2.1 million in the  personal services account for 75 new positions for the program.  The positions were […] [Read More]
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DMV Commissioner urges committee to nix wider retesting of drivers

Right now in the Transportation Committee: Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Currey told the state’s Transportation Committee that she opposed a bill that would impose a written test on all applicants for a six-year license renewal. [Read More]

Renew your license? Not so fast.

The Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee is also putting forward a bill requiring those renewing their driver’s licenses after Jan. 1, 2016 to take a comprehensive knowledge test. [Read More]

Blumenthal statement on Metro-North Railroad’s 100 day plan

  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Connecticut issued this statement in response to Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti   100 day plan towards restoring safety and reliability on the New Haven Line on Tuesday: “As it stands, this document is a plan in name only, more a set of aspirations than an actionable roadmap for concrete improvements. Still, I […] [Read More]

Potential constitutional lock box on Special Transportation Fund to be discussed this morning

duced by: (TRA) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND. Resolved by this Assembly: Amid other bills being discussed two particularly pertinent legislative objectives will be discussed in Hartford this morning. The first is Senate Joint Resolution 23, a constitutional lockbox on the […] [Read More]

U.S. DOT secretary hails transit improvement budget; includes $90.9 billion for next year

  U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today praised the Obama Administration’s vision for transportation as outlined in his $90.9 billion budget requested for the U.S. Department of Transportation. “President Obama has offered the kind of aggressive transportation budget our country needs – one that replenishes the Highway Trust Fund today while also helping ensure the […] [Read More]

Legislators discussing Metro-North Railroad with MTA brass

By Martin B. Cassidy Legislators pressed Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti to discuss his knowledge of what problems have been central to derailments, service disruptions, and track conditions in Hartford on Thursday. “Where I want to be in a year is be able to defend everything you’ve done and that your actions have spoken louder than […] [Read More]