U.S. DOT secretary hails transit improvement budget; includes $90.9 billion for next year

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  U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today praised the Obama Administration’s vision for transportation as outlined in his $90.9 billion budget requested for the U.S. Department of Transportation. “President Obama has offered the kind of aggressive transportation budget our country needs – one that replenishes the Highway Trust Fund today while also helping ensure the […] [Read More]

Legislators discussing Metro-North Railroad with MTA brass

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By Martin B. Cassidy Legislators pressed Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti to discuss his knowledge of what problems have been central to derailments, service disruptions, and track conditions in Hartford on Thursday. “Where I want to be in a year is be able to defend everything you’ve done and that your actions have spoken louder than […] [Read More]

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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