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Public Transportation Ridership Hits Highest Level In 52 Years

Malloy Says Push Continues For Rail Money

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he is continuing to press officials in Washington to award Connecticut at least $100 million in federal rail funding that Florida’s governor has rejected.


Connecticut Vies For Florida Rail Money

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed the Connecticut Department of Transportation to seek a share of $2.4 billion in federal money originally set aside for Florida’s high speed rail project.


New M8 Rail Car

M8 Rail Cars Enter Service

The first train featuring the long-delayed new M8 rail cars entered service Tuesday morning on the Metro-North New Haven Line.


Front of new M8 at NHV

Bond Commission Okays New Rail Cars

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Funding is on its way to buy 38 additional commuter rail cars in Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chaired his first meeting of the State Bond Commission, which approved $81.5 million […]


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New Rail Cars On Agenda For Postponed Bond Commission

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will finally have the opportunity to preside over his first meeting of the state Bond Commission. The panel that approves state borrowing and is headed by the […]


Metro-North Fixes Malfunctioning Ticket Machines

NEW YORK (AP) – Metro-North railroad says ticket machines are working again at most stations after a malfunction made them unable to accept credit cards. The railroad that serves New York City and its northern […]


Reactions to Rail Plan Solicited

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state Department of Transportation is seeking comment on a draft plan for Connecticut’s passenger and freight rail policy until 2014. The DOT is holding a public information meeting on Monday […]


Hope, Concern for High-Speed Rail in Region

y STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ To passengers looking forward to riding high-speed trains in New England, planners have a message: Not so fast. Washington is spending $8 billion in federal […]