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Republican minority leader criticizes use of state transportation funds

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Senator Leonard Fasano-R-Cheshire and minority leader returned Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s rhetorical volley on Tuesday morning and challenged him to stop siphoning of specially dedicated fuel tax revenues for highways and transit in the Special Transportation Fund to cover other government shortfalls. [Read More]

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

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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. [Read More]
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Hearing on Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail set for Tuesday in Norwalk

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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. [Read More]

Amtrak Springfield shuttle collides with car near Berlin,CT

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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 train, the 490 shuttle from New Haven to Springfield had about 45 passengers on board at 9:40 a.m. when it struck the truck at the […] [Read More]

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]