Metro North Derailment http://wshu.org en Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability http://wshu.org/post/malloy-metro-north-substation-upgrade-should-improve-reliability <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut. &nbsp;The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Naomi Starobin 12242 at http://wshu.org Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability Conn. commuters rail against Metro-North delays http://wshu.org/post/conn-commuters-rail-against-metro-north-delays <p>Metro-North is undergoing a lot of changes these days, from a new president to infrastructure and safety improvements sparked by last year’s derailments. &nbsp;But the rail company’s overhaul has caused delays and service disruptions that is stoking commuters' frustration.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 12079 at http://wshu.org Conn. commuters rail against Metro-North delays Metro-North official testifies railroad behind in maintenance http://wshu.org/post/metro-north-official-testifies-railroad-behind-maintenance <p>A Metro-North Railroad official told federal regulators on Wednesday that the commuter line is behind schedule on some of its maintenance and has not updated certain standards in years.</p><p>On May 17 in Bridgeport, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train, injuring 76 people. Eleven days later, a track worker was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:12:01 +0000 Craig LeMoult 7952 at http://wshu.org Metro-North official testifies railroad behind in maintenance US Transportation Secretary seeks support for more federal spending on rail http://wshu.org/post/us-transportation-secretary-seeks-support-more-federal-spending-rail <div align="left">The new U.S. Transportation Secretary used a visit to Connecticut today on Monday to urge Congress to support a $40 billion plan to improve rail transportation. The plan is contained in President Obama's 2014 federal budget proposal. It's the secretary's first visit to a state since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month.<br><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:54:10 +0000 Ebong Udoma 2413 at http://wshu.org US Transportation Secretary seeks support for more federal spending on rail