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New AAA study touts the risks of hands-free devices for drivers

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The progression of hands-free technologies from allowing talking on the phone to texting and using social media is not a cure all for distracted driving’s downside of car accidents and injuries, according to a new American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety study shows. [Read More]

LIRR launching new Friday afternoon Cannonball service to the Hamptons

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to launch the first non-stop service from Manhattan to the Hamptons this summer, reaching Westhampton Beach in 94 minutes, the agency says. The train will run Friday afternoons from Penn Station to Westhampton Beach. [Read More]

Connecticut Rail Council endorses commuter related legislation

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The CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council voted last week to back a number of pro-commuter proposals being mulled by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee. [Read More]

DMV postpones scheduled driving tests on Wednesday

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The Department of Motor Vehicles’ has cancelled road skills testing at all offices Wednesday, February 13, as a safety precaution due to snow piles that can create hazards for pedestrians and blind spots for motorists at intersections. Road tests are expected to resume Thursday, February 14. [Read More]
Categories: General, Transportation

Limited Hudson line service to return Wednesday afternoon after Hurricane Sandy

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at his noon press conference a limited restoration to start Wednesday afternoon of Harlem line service on Metro-North Railroad, but the New Haven and Hudson lines remain out of commission. [Read More]

No Metro-North service Wednesday in wake of Superstorm Sandy

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Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line service will remain suspended for a third day Wednesday as crews continue to try to repair damage from flooding to tracks, remove fallen trees, and repair damage to overhead catenary wire, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. [Read More]

Tie replacement on New Canaan Line will require off-peak busing on weekdays

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New Canaan Branch Track Maintenance will force off peak busing beginning Monday Sept. 10 through Friday October 5 as crews replace ties on part of the 8 mile branch. [Read More]

Metro-North’s advisory explaining Monday service problems in aftermath of Sunday night storm

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Metro-North issued a statement in the wake of Sunday night’s storm on service problems that persisted through the early hours of the post-morning rush hour off-peak period: The impact of Sunday evening’s intense line of thunderstorms that moved through our region was felt on the New Haven Line through Monday afternoon. As the storm hit […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Metro-North extends validity of one-way and round trip tickets

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Metro-North Railroad has revised its ticket validity policy to extend the validity of one way and round trip tickets from two weeks to 60 days, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. [Read More]

Lightning strike in Southport causes service delays Monday morning

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New Haven Line service was delayed an average of 30 minutes on Monday morning during most of rush hour due to a lightning strike. [Read More]