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Author: Martin Cassidy

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announces new rail safety legislation

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced on Tuesday plans to introduce a bill to beef up existing federal regulation of freight and passenger rail, boost fines, and accelerate investment in rehabbing and replacing infrastructure on the nation’s tracks.

Blumenthal to announce new rail safety legislation Tuesday

    Pictured:  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, speaking at Grand Central Terminal alongside Senator Dick Schumer-D-N.Y. during the Metro-North service crisis. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard
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Hope Street Improvement Project bringing noticeable changes

So after the upper section of Hope Street was milled and torn up a short while ago, last night contractors on the Hope Street improvement project laid down a nice layer of silky black gleaming

AAA Southern New England survey shows gas price rise this week

Connecticut gas prices are up four cents since last week on average in the state, according to AAA Southern New England. The group said in a press release the price rise is in some degree is linked to

Hearing on Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail set for Tuesday in Norwalk

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be hosting a public meeting on the proposed Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail Tuesday night at Norwalk City Hall.

Amtrak Springfield shuttle collides with car near Berlin,CT

Five passengers suffered minor injuries Monday morning when an Amtrak train heading for Springfield,Mass struck a white truck on the tracks near Berlin, Craig Schulz, an Amtrak spokesman said. The

Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to get three new members, two old ones

Metro-North’s parent agency The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Friday the New York State Senate had confirmed the appointment of three new members  of the agency’s governing board.

OSHA fines Metro-North for disciplining workers under attendance policy

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor has found Metro-North Railroad violated anti-discrimination laws by disciplining workers who stayed home to follow doctor’s orders.

Tri-State residents want focus on repairing region’s transportation troubles

More than 98 percent of tri-state area residents think the current state of the region’s transportation network is in need of urgent repairs, and were open to congestion price tolls, according to a recent survey by the HNTB Corporation.

Inspector General’s report details time card abuses of foremen and other trades at Metro-North last year

A report released last week by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Office of the Inspector General documents the use of company time for personal errands and other abuses by foremen and other