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Officials To Highlight Regional Rail Line

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Massachusetts and Connecticut officials are planning to ride the rails to highlight upgrades in the so-called “knowledge corridor” through southern New England. Monday’s trip is scheduled to begin in New Haven, […]


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Connecticut Sets 2 Rail Transportation Meetings

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)   The Connecticut Department of Transportation has scheduled two meetings to provide information about improvements at railroad grade crossings for a planned high-speed rail line from New Haven to Springfield via Hartford. The […]


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High Speed Rail Still on Track

By STEPHEN SINGER  Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Higher-speed trains and inter-city rail service in New England remain on track despite a congressional budget deal that eliminated spending.   Transportation officials in Connecticut and […]


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Rail Safety Agency To Rule On Train Cams

Two U.S. senators say a federal rail safety agency plans to propose a rule regarding the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents.


State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Committee To Hear About Rail Problems, Planning In State

A Connecticut legislative panel is holding a public hearing to learn more about recent problems with the Metro-North commuter rail line, as well as other rail-related issues.


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Amtrak Ridership Reached Record High Last Year — Despite Disruptions From Storm Sandy

Railroad officials say Amtrak carried a record number of passengers in the year ending Sept. 30 despite Northeast service that was temporarily knocked out by Superstorm Sandy.


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Electrical Problem Makes For Tough Day On Rails — And I-95

Parts of Interstate 95 turned into a virtual parking lot Thursday as tens of thousands of Metro-North Railroad commuters scrambled for alternate routes between the densely populated Connecticut suburbs and New York City after a power failure on a heavily trafficked line.


Metro North M8 Cars (Courtesy Connecticut Rail Commuter Council)

First Appointee Named To Rail Oversight Board

A critic of Metro-North Railroad is the first appointee of a new commuter rail oversight board in Connecticut.


State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State DOT Commissioner To Head Northeast Rail Strategy Commission

James Redeker, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation, is the new chairman of an organization created by Congress to come up with a long-term investment strategy for rail throughout the Northeast corridor.


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Blumenthal: Rail Award Falls Short

Connecticut’s $30 million award in federal transportation funding for a planned rail project between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. falls far short of what state leaders were seeking.