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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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  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]