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

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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. The new members of the group are New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, replacing New York City Budget Director Mark Page, Neil Zucker of the Metro-North Commuter […] [Read More]

Metro-North releases report on 100-day plan

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Metro-North has released the findings of its 100-Day Action Plan saying it has completed 21 of 32 initiatived identified by the railroad to improve safety, communication and reliability. The railroad said another seven initiatives are underway and two — improving communication with customers and improving train reliability and quality — are ongoing. Here is the […] [Read More]
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100 days later, Metro-North quiet; Pols critique

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One hundred days after issuing his plan to improve safety, communications and on-time performance on the New Haven Line, Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti was quiet. No press releases, no public statements, not even a tweet to acknowledge the accomplishments or work that lies ahead. U.S. Sen Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy waited until […] [Read More]

OSHA fines Metro-North for disciplining workers under attendance policy

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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. [Read More]

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

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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. [Read More]

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

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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 maintenance of way trade workers at Metro-North Railroad. During the five month period of surveillance from April through August 2013 every foreman investigated in […] [Read More]

Blumenthal to convene hearing on rail watchdog agencies

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Conn will preside early next month over a hearing with federal rail regulators about boosting inspection protocols and potential heavier fines against railroads like Metro-North when deteriorating tracks or violations of safety rules are found, he announced Tuesday. [Read More]
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The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council gets new website

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    The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council has set up a new website right here. The group which is made up of members appointed by leadership of the state General Assembly and the governor is charged with serving as an independent representative of commuter interests on all rail lines in the state.       [Read More]

Metro-North sets up workaround system for signals in Cos Cob

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By the end of the year Metro-North hopes to replace railroad signal equipment in the Cos Cob section of track damaged in a fire earlier this month that has led to weeks of delays through the area, the railroad announced Tuesday. [Read More]
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95 reasons to ride Metro-North

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Here is a newish pop-up advertisement I spied on various Connecticut news web-sites including the Advocate’s own.

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