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U.S. DOT secretary hails transit improvement budget; includes $90.9 billion for next year

  U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today praised the Obama Administration’s vision for transportation as outlined in his $90.9 billion budget requested for the U.S. Department of Transportation. “President Obama has offered the kind of aggressive transportation budget our country needs – one that replenishes the Highway Trust Fund today while also helping ensure the […] [Read More]

Legislators discussing Metro-North Railroad with MTA brass

By Martin B. Cassidy Legislators pressed Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti to discuss his knowledge of what problems have been central to derailments, service disruptions, and track conditions in Hartford on Thursday. “Where I want to be in a year is be able to defend everything you’ve done and that your actions have spoken louder than […] [Read More]

Hartford bound for more Metro-North news

The state General Assembly Transportation Committee is going to hold an informational hearing with Metro-North Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority President Thomas Prendergast this afternoon. [Read More]

Today I am interviewing Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti about the railway

In less than a hour I’ll be about to interview Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti alongside what I understand to be two other reporters.
I would have preferred to have him speak to me individually but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

On Monday, Giulietti said he left his executive director job at Tri-Rail in South Florida despite a general axiom among railroad executives “to never take a job in the Northeast in the middle of the winter.”

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Citizen’s Transportation Lobby makes strong call for New Haven Line funding

The state’s Citizen’s Transportation Lobby has asked the state and federal governments to expedite needed funding to improve the New Haven Line. [Read More]

Transportation Committee to grill Giulietti about service problems next Thursday

After his Hartford debut on Monday alongside Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti is set to come to Hartford again next Thursday to grapple with the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee. [Read More]

Sen. Blumenthal added to lineup for state group’s commuter forum tonight

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will attend tonight’s Metro-North rider forum being held by the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council tonight in Stamford to listen to riders complain about ongoing service problems. [Read More]

NTSB issues order for cameras and speed limit signs on Metro-North Railroad

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for speed limit signs in more places for engineers on Metro-North Railroad and installation of inward and outward facing cameras in cabs to record the activities of train drivers, the agency announced yesterday. [Read More]

Governor Malloy says new MNR president must produce improvement on the New Haven Line within 100 days

Governor Dannel P. Malloy said that new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti will need to meet New Haven Line service, safety, and communication goals set forth in a forthcoming 100 day plan or face potential consequences from the state. “I think he understands the significance and the role he must now play,” Malloy said of Giulietti. […] [Read More]

Connecticut Rail Commuter Council to sponsor forum for commuters on Wednesday night

  The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council will hold a forum for riders to speak about ongoing New Haven Line service issues at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the cafeteria of the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. On hand to answer questions will be Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker, Metro-North officials, as well […] [Read More]