Blumenthal to announce new rail safety legislation Tuesday

    Pictured:  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, speaking at Grand Central Terminal alongside Senator Dick Schumer-D-N.Y. during the Metro-North service crisis. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Connecticut plans to announce a  new rail safety bill he plans to introduce in Congress at the West Haven train station. In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by Blumenthal’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General, New Haven line

Hope Street Improvement Project bringing noticeable changes

So after the upper section of Hope Street was milled and torn up a short while ago, last night contractors on the Hope Street improvement project laid down a nice layer of silky black gleaming asphalt. However continue to  navigate past for those protruding manhole covers, gas valves, and other pipe sticking up in the […] [Read More]

AAA Southern New England survey shows gas price rise this week

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]

Hearing on Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail set for Tuesday in Norwalk

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

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]

Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to get three new members, two old ones

Metro-North’s parent agency The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Friday the New York State Senate had confirmed the appointment of three new members  of the agency’s governing board. The new members of the group are New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, replacing New York City Budget Director Mark Page, Neil Zucker of the Metro-North Commuter […] [Read More]

Metro-North releases report on 100-day plan

Metro-North has released the findings of its 100-Day Action Plan saying it has completed 21 of 32 initiatived identified by the railroad to improve safety, communication and reliability. The railroad said another seven initiatives are underway and two — improving communication with customers and improving train reliability and quality — are ongoing. Here is the […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven line, trains

100 days later, Metro-North quiet; Pols critique

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]