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Wilton station to get pedestrian walkway

Wilton has received a $500,000 grant to build a walkways linking the Wilton Train Station to the downtown center and nearby residential communities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today. The project

Mayor Martin to add voice to rail investment debate

Stamford Mayor David Martin will testify in Washington,D.C. this Thursday afternoon before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security.

Himes ,DeLauro ,Esty back train safety legislation

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and two others will stop in New Haven Tuesday morning to back new rail safety legislation that would require railroads to have firmer deadlines to meet a federal mandate for a more advanced collision avoidance system and impose other measures to reduce hazards.

Surface Transportation Act would make ban on tolls on existing highways no more

State Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, a perennial proponent of tolls to raise funds for Connecticut transportation projects made a statement about the government’s new transportation funding bill which will give states greater latitude to toll to make up for less gasoline tax revenue.

Giulietti to engage commuters on May Day morning at Grand Central Terminal

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti’s informal listening sessions will continue bright and early Thursday morning at Grand Central Terminal  from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The forums are part of an effort

Mobile ticketing on the way at Metro-North

  Metro-North officials announced Monday they will hire Masabi, a developer of mobile ticket collection technology for proposal to provide on-board ticket scanning for the first time on board

Metro-North’s new spring schedule maintains service levels and improves most travel times

Metro-North’s new timetables for the New Haven Line will improve on-time performance that was dramatically hindered by federally mandated speed limits and other safety measures in the wake of December’s fatal derailment in the Bronx.
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Giulietti to meet with commuter advocates

  Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti will meet with state commuter advocates and legislators tonight in Westport to discuss the railroad’s ongoing efforts to assure safety and improve

Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to speak at Regional Plan Association’s Annual Assembly at the Waldorf Astoria

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut will address the Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly on Friday, April 25, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

Metro-North conducting Mount Vernon East substation upgrade work this weekend

  Metro-North Railroad will begin a project this weekend to further boost to power supply at a Mount Vernon,N.Y. substation that powers the rail line from Mount Vernon,N.Y. to Harrison. The