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Martin Cassidy

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]
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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]

Metro-North appoints three to top executive posts

Metro-North has announced filling three executive positions at the railroad to join new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti’s management team. [Read More]

Metro-North vice president discusses status of safety efforts

Metro-North leaders are on the right course making necessary changes to track maintenance procedures and other key areas, but the right planning takes some time, Metro-North Railroad senior vice president John Kesich told commuter advocates Wednesday night. [Read More]

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

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 […] [Read More]