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Metro-North bans booze on St. Patrick’s Day trains

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Alcohol has been banned on St. Patrick’s Day on Metro-North trains, platforms, and in stations from March 17 through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. [Read More]

New Haven Line power supply upgrade complete according to Malloy announcement.

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced Tuesday the completion of a $10 million upgrade of the power supply for the New Haven Line from Greens Farms station in Westport to Harrison,N.Y. [Read More]

Connecticut Rail Commuter Council to meet in Hartford next week

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The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, at Union Station, One Union Place in Hartford. [Read More]

Metro-North identifies track worker killed Monday morning

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Metro-North Railroad has identified the power worker killed by a train in East Harlem inside the Park Avenue Tunnel as 58-year-old James Romansoff of Yonkers,N.Y. [Read More]
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Rep. Scribner offers update on federal transportation funding for Connecticut future

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Though the details of which states get exactly what is still fluid, State Rep. David Scribner (R-107), Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee, made encouraging comments in an announcement on Friday about President Barack Obama’s proposed federal transportation budget for Fiscal Year 2015. [Read More]

Blumenthal and rail advocates to unveil priorities for rail safety and reliability Friday in Hartford

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After holding a hearing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will appear at the state house in Hartford today to discuss prospective legislation to beef up enforcement and oversight. [Read More]

Himes, Walko to seek input from commuters at Greenwich station

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes-D-Conn., and State Representative Steve Walko-R-Greenwich will spend Monday’s rush hour with Greenwich commuters at the train station in downtown Greenwich to speak about Metro-North Railroad. [Read More]

Metropolitan Transportation Authority requests Obama set up Emergency Board to help resolve LIRR labor disputes

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To help seal labor contracts with its eight labor unions, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has asked President Barack Obama’s administration to set up a second emergency board to help negotiate. An early Presidential emergency board which concluded work in December of last year failed to resolve the dispute. The eight labor groups who have yet […] [Read More]
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Bureau of Transportation Statistics cites higher flow of goods by truck, vessel, and pipeline

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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, or BTS for those who know; is touting an increase in U.S. -NAFTA trade being carried by truck, vessel and pipeline in December 2013 than Dec. 2012, according to the December Transborder Freight Data report released late last week. [Read More]

DMV Commissioner urges committee to nix wider retesting of drivers

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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]