National Transportation Safety Board calls on Metro-North to boost inspection of individual tracks

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The National Transportation Safety Board revealed Monday that a Metro-North track inspectors scanning inspection of tracks by eye two days before a derailment in Bridgeport a year ago were not close enough to spot a piece of badly joined rail that would break apart two days later. [Read More]

Wilton station to get pedestrian walkway

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Wilton has received a $500,000 grant to build a walkways linking the Wilton Train Station to the downtown center and nearby residential communities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today. The project is meant to meet the need for a pedestrian safe thoroughfare to the downtown. The grant was among 28 announced to different towns under […] [Read More]

Mayor Martin to add voice to rail investment debate

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Stamford Mayor David Martin will testify in Washington,D.C. this Thursday afternoon before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security. [Read More]

Himes and Congress announce Rail Safety Enforcement Act in New Haven

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and members of Congress announced the introduction of new rail safety legislation to press railroads nationwide to set definite plans to avoid collision avoidance technology and beef up rail worker safety rules to prevent fatigue and overwork. The proposed legislation, the Railroad Safety Enforcement Act would require mandated railroads to provide […] [Read More]

Himes ,DeLauro ,Esty back train safety legislation

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and two others will stop in New Haven Tuesday morning to back new rail safety legislation that would require railroads to have firmer deadlines to meet a federal mandate for a more advanced collision avoidance system and impose other measures to reduce hazards. [Read More]

Rail Council posts video of rail forum in Westport with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti

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  Check out the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council’s just posted video of last Thursday’s forum with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.   [Read More]

Surface Transportation Act would make ban on tolls on existing highways no more

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State Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, a perennial proponent of tolls to raise funds for Connecticut transportation projects made a statement about the government’s new transportation funding bill which will give states greater latitude to toll to make up for less gasoline tax revenue. [Read More]

Giulietti to engage commuters on May Day morning at Grand Central Terminal

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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]

Mobile ticketing on the way at Metro-North

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  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

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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]