Himes ,DeLauro ,Esty back train safety legislation

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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. [Read More]

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, here are some basic safety tips from AAA Southern New England

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May is National Bike Safety Month, and the American Automobile Association of Southern New England is sharing the following tips to try to ease the uneasy truce between motorists and bicyclists. [Read More]
Categories: bicycles

Rail Council posts video of rail forum in Westport with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti

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  Check out the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council’s just posted video of last Thursday’s forum with Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.   [Read More]

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

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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. [Read More]

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

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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 pledged by Giulietti to provide dialogue with senior management of the railroad as the railroad reforms its safety culture and attempts to restore reliability, […] [Read More]

Governor announces transit-oriented development fund

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today the state would invest in a $15 million in a new transit oriented development fund to incentivize developers to build more densely around train stations along the New Britain to Hartford Busway and New Haven to Hartford to Springfield line transit corridors. The lion share of the investment, $13 […] [Read More]
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Mobile ticketing on the way at Metro-North

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  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 and Long Island Railroad trains. The system would also allow riders to buy their digital tickets on-line. Conductors would visually verify the digital tickets in […] [Read More]

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

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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. [Read More]