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Expect delays on Merritt Parkway due to project work in Stamford and New Canaan

Merritt Parkway travelers may ease up on the gas in Stamford and New Canaan as road crews use jersey style barriers to build wider shoulders and improve the grade of sections of  the historic
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New report outlines short term fixes for troubled movable bridge

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.

Two Metro-North trains break down in morning rush

An early morning train to Grand Central Terminal broke down between Stamford and Greenwich this morning stranding more than 500 passengers without air conditioning for 45 minutes, according to Metro-North Railroad.

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

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.

Hope Street Improvement Project bringing noticeable changes

So after the upper section of Hope Street was milled and torn up a short while ago, last night contractors on the Hope Street improvement project laid down a nice layer of silky black gleaming

AAA Southern New England survey shows gas price rise this week

Connecticut gas prices are up four cents since last week on average in the state, according to AAA Southern New England. The group said in a press release the price rise is in some degree is linked to
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Hearing on Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail set for Tuesday in Norwalk

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.

Amtrak Springfield shuttle collides with car near Berlin,CT

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

100 days later, Metro-North quiet; Pols critique

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

OSHA fines Metro-North for disciplining workers under attendance policy

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.