Hartford bound for more Metro-North news

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The state General Assembly Transportation Committee is going to hold an informational hearing with Metro-North Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority President Thomas Prendergast this afternoon. [Read More]

Today I am interviewing Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti about the railway

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In less than a hour I’ll be about to interview Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti alongside what I understand to be two other reporters.
I would have preferred to have him speak to me individually but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

On Monday, Giulietti said he left his executive director job at Tri-Rail in South Florida despite a general axiom among railroad executives “to never take a job in the Northeast in the middle of the winter.”

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Citizen’s Transportation Lobby makes strong call for New Haven Line funding

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The state’s Citizen’s Transportation Lobby has asked the state and federal governments to expedite needed funding to improve the New Haven Line. [Read More]

Metro-North president talks new safety chief position

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Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti said creating a new chief executive for safety at the railway in tandem with a more layered approach to worker safety are process for worker safety are early steps in a longer process towards improving reliability and safety on the line for riders. “Safety needs to be a function in and […] [Read More]
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Metro North to discuss new safety chief position

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If you read today’s Advocate you already know Metro North is creating a new safety chief position. If you didn’t, walk down to a local retail establishment and pick up a copy. To further their mission to improve safety after a diastrous 2013, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials including Metro North President Joseph Guilietti are meeting […] [Read More]
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Metro-North’s troubles make national news

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The Metro-North’s troubles on the New Haven line have reached the national news now, with Newsweek’s story today that takes an overview look at all the crises and problems and relates riders’ awful experiences. One person described last Friday’s debacle of running a Saturday schedule as being like the fall of Saigon, with so many […] [Read More]
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Transportation Committee to grill Giulietti about service problems next Thursday

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After his Hartford debut on Monday alongside Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti is set to come to Hartford again next Thursday to grapple with the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee. [Read More]
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Sen. Blumenthal added to lineup for state group’s commuter forum tonight

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will attend tonight’s Metro-North rider forum being held by the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council tonight in Stamford to listen to riders complain about ongoing service problems. [Read More]