Government

Riders angry over train troubles
12:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Commuters vent frustration at Conn. transportation commissioner and Metro-North

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker speaks with commuters after the forum in Southport Tuesday evening
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut’s Transportation Commissioner and representatives of Metro North heard from angry commuters Tuesday night who vented their frustrations about a range of problems experienced on the railroad over recent months.  About a hundred commuters attended a forum in Southport sponsored by the Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby.

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MTA agrees to review before major electrical work
10:38 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford

A commuter stands beneath the New Haven train line schedule display in the main hall of Grand Central Station as hundreds wait after a power problem with Metro-North Railroad's computer system caused the suspension of service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in New York.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.

Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.

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Conn. DOT provides salt to needy towns
3:41 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Conn. municipalities running out of road salt get state help

A line of plows clears a wintry mix of snow and sleet off an exit ramp off of Interstate 84 in Vernon, Conn.
Credit AP File Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut cities and towns running out of road salt are getting help from the state. Governor Dannel Malloy said the state began providing salt to needy municipalities at noon on Friday.

 

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Malloy, Cuomo declare snow emergencies
7:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Winter storm prompts state of emergencies in Conn., NY

Snow covering a parked car in Stamford, Connecticut. Fairfield County saw some of the largest snowfall amounts in the region, with over a foot of snow reported in some areas.
Credit Naomi Starobin

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to  obtain  road salt to treat the state’s highways.  The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.

The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday.  

Director of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.

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Trying to reduce urban gun violence
6:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Murphy, Blumenthal discuss New Haven violence with police, community

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal spoke with New Haven community members and police on Friday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Community activists and law enforcement officials in New Haven met with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy today to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. The city saw 20 homicides and 67 shootings in 2013.

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