Malloy asks Metro-North to avoid New Haven Line fare increases

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy publicly called  on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday  to not seek fare increase on New Haven Line commuters in 2015 and 2017 to cover additional labor, repair and other costs of the service. In a letter Thursday to Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast,  Malloy said that the state of Connecticut’s […] [Read More]

New rail administrator headed to Connecticut from Washington,D.C.

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The Connecticut Department has hired a new statewide rail administrator from the Washington,D.C. Department of Transportation, to oversee the daily operations of the New Haven Line and nascent New Haven Hartford to Springfield line. [Read More]
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U.S. Sen. Murphy to announce new rail funding legislation

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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy-D-Connecticut will announce new rail funding legislation Thursday after a roundtable discussion on Metro-North and transportation infrastructure issues in downtown Stamford. The proposed legislation will put forward financing solutions to rebuild and expand the capacity of the Northeast Corridor that aren’t available now, according to an advisory sent Wednesday afternoon. Other participants […] [Read More]

State average gas price falls this week, but Bridgeport-Stamford prices remain higher, according to AAA survey.

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Commuter Action Group founder Jim Cameron has endorsed State Sen. John McKinney-R-Fairfield in the Aug. 12 Republican primary.

Long time commuter advocate endorses McKinney

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A former long time commuter advocate from Darien has endorsed State Sen. John McKinney-R-Fairfield in the Aug. 12 Republican primary for having better fleshed out positions on fixing the New Haven Line. [Read More]

Metro-North makes strides in reliability

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After a major dip in on-time performance in May under a new schedule meant to reestablish predictable commuting times , overall New Haven Line on-time performance fell just short of goals in June. [Read More]

New report outlines short term fixes for troubled movable bridge

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A $3 million plan to repair the 118-year-old railroad bridge over the Norwalk River working after it malfunctioned twice within a 10-day span includes work to the bridge’s electrical control system that lifts and reseat rails of the movable span and other work. [Read More]

Himes to speak for more infrastructure funding for bridges and highways

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  NORWALK-U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will join local Norwalk elected officials and transportation advocates Monday to speak on behalf of greater infrastructure spending to replace and repair structurally deficient bridges like the Yankee Doodle Bridge. Hundreds of bridges in the state are structurally deficient, according to state bridge inspection records.  Nearly one in ten bridges […] [Read More]
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