derailment http://wshu.org en 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 Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-suggest-looking-elsewhere-rail-operator <p></p><p>Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday.&nbsp; Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:47:47 +0000 Dan Katz 10112 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator At governor's request, Metro-North provides report http://wshu.org/post/governors-request-metro-north-provides-report <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he's received a report from Metro-North on actions its taking to address concerns about its safety practices and infrastructure. The governor had asked for the report earlier this month following train derailments in Connecticut and New York, as well as a power failure and the death of a track foreman in West Haven.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:51:46 +0000 Dan Katz 10050 at http://wshu.org At governor's request, Metro-North provides report Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded http://wshu.org/post/senators-federal-railroad-administration-underfunded <p>U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:03:23 +0000 Dan Katz 9928 at http://wshu.org Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded Metro-North introduces new safety protocol; Senators urge additional measure http://wshu.org/post/metro-north-introduces-new-safety-protocol-senators-urge-additional-measure <p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says some new safety protections are going into effect on Metro-North Railroad.</p><p>They include a system to warn train operators when they approach certain areas and will automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if it doesn't slow down.</p><p>The changes were directed in an emergency order &nbsp;by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Federal Railroad Administration.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:00:05 +0000 Dan Katz 9569 at http://wshu.org Metro-North introduces new safety protocol; Senators urge additional measure