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DMV Commissioner urges committee to nix wider retesting of drivers

Right now in the Transportation Committee: Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Currey told the state’s Transportation Committee that she opposed a bill that would impose a written test on all applicants for a six-year license renewal. [Read More]

Renew your license? Not so fast.

The Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee is also putting forward a bill requiring those renewing their driver’s licenses after Jan. 1, 2016 to take a comprehensive knowledge test. [Read More]

Blumenthal statement on Metro-North Railroad’s 100 day plan

  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Connecticut issued this statement in response to Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti   100 day plan towards restoring safety and reliability on the New Haven Line on Tuesday: “As it stands, this document is a plan in name only, more a set of aspirations than an actionable roadmap for concrete improvements. Still, I […] [Read More]

Potential constitutional lock box on Special Transportation Fund to be discussed this morning

duced by: (TRA) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND. Resolved by this Assembly: Amid other bills being discussed two particularly pertinent legislative objectives will be discussed in Hartford this morning. The first is Senate Joint Resolution 23, a constitutional lockbox on the […] [Read More]

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]