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AAA Southern New England survey shows gas price rise this week

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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 unrest in Iraq. AAA’s June 23 weekly survey of prices in Connecticut found statewide self-serve, regular unleaded […] [Read More]
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Hearing on Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail set for Tuesday in Norwalk

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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. [Read More]

Amtrak Springfield shuttle collides with car near Berlin,CT

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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 train, the 490 shuttle from New Haven to Springfield had about 45 passengers on board at 9:40 a.m. when it struck the truck at the […] [Read More]

100 days later, Metro-North quiet; Pols critique

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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 statements, not even a tweet to acknowledge the accomplishments or work that lies ahead. U.S. Sen Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy waited until […] [Read More]

OSHA fines Metro-North for disciplining workers under attendance policy

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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. [Read More]

Tri-State residents want focus on repairing region’s transportation troubles

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More than 98 percent of tri-state area residents think the current state of the region’s transportation network is in need of urgent repairs, and were open to congestion price tolls, according to a recent survey by the HNTB Corporation. [Read More]

State DOT to host toll talks

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Transportation officials may be getting serious about reinstating tolls as a way to ease congestion on the state’s most congested highways. The state Department of Tranportation will hold two forums this week with officals from other states focusing on solutions they have implemented in alleviating congestion. According to a statement issued by the DOT Tuesday, […] [Read More]
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Inspector General’s report details time card abuses of foremen and other trades at Metro-North last year

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A report released last week by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Office of the Inspector General documents the use of company time for personal errands and other abuses by foremen and other maintenance of way trade workers at Metro-North Railroad. During the five month period of surveillance from April through August 2013 every foreman investigated in […] [Read More]

Blumenthal to convene hearing on rail watchdog agencies

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Conn will preside early next month over a hearing with federal rail regulators about boosting inspection protocols and potential heavier fines against railroads like Metro-North when deteriorating tracks or violations of safety rules are found, he announced Tuesday. [Read More]
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The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council gets new website

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    The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council has set up a new website right here. The group which is made up of members appointed by leadership of the state General Assembly and the governor is charged with serving as an independent representative of commuter interests on all rail lines in the state.       [Read More]