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A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Seeks $3 Million For Century-Old Rail Span

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is seeking to borrow $3 million in state bonds to fix a railroad bridge in Connecticut that blocked commuter rail traffic in May and June.

07/21/2014

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Commuters Press Conn. To Improve Waterbury Rail

Connecticut commuters on a small Metro-North Railroad branch line are fed up with what they say is substandard service and are organizing to make sure they’re not ignored.

07/09/2014

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More Delays Today for Metro North Commuters

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Fairfield police say the suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North Railroad turned out to be a school project. Police say the project was constructed at […]

06/20/2014

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Metro North Releases Safety Report

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Metro-North Railroad, the nation’s second-largest commuter rail system, on Wednesday released a final report on what it has done to improve safety following a series of accidents last year and said […]

06/11/2014

Toni Boucher  2014 GOP Convention (Courtesy CT-N)

State Transportation Funding A Political Battle

A broken railroad bridge that has snarled the commutes of hundreds of thousands of Connecticut commuters has become the latest flashpoint in a political fight over transportation funding.

06/11/2014

At a press conference at Metroplitan Transportation Authority at MTA offices in New York City, Governor Dannel Malloy speaks about Metro-North problems caused by a stuck railroad bridge. Photo courtesy of MTA.

Connecticut, Metro-North To Review Troubled Bridge

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials of the New York region’s commuter transit system announced Monday they will review the operations of a bridge along the Metro-North Railroad that has failed to remain closed twice in eight days, snarling commutes for thousands of riders.

06/09/2014

A Metro-North train at the Bridgeport station. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor Visits Rail Yard To Discuss Renovations

A $250-million improvement plan is underway at the New Haven rail yard.

06/05/2014

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Gear Failure Blamed for Metro-North Commuter Delay

The Connecticut Department of Transportation blamed a gear failure for a stuck railroad bridge that snarled travel on Thursday morning for thousands of Metro-North commuters.

05/29/2014

May 17, 2013 rail inspection (Courtesy NTSB.gov website, from Nov. 6, 2013 hearing)

NTSB Wants More Track Inspections

By STEPHEN SINGER   Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal transportation safety officials on Monday urged closer track inspections after finding that inspectors may have failed to spot a broken part two days before […]

05/19/2014

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Lawmakers Vow To Continue Rail Safety Push

Connecticut officials are marking the anniversary of a derailment on the Metro-North Railroad that injured more than 70 people in Bridgeport.

05/17/2014

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