Metro-North

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Being a commuter in Connecticut can be a challenge. Trains get delayed, moveable bridges get stuck, roads are riddled with potholes, and don’t get us started on the traffic.  

The MTA has suffered a setback as it tries to meet a federal deadline to install Positive Train Control on Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.

Report: Metro-North Beats LIRR In Efficiency

Apr 19, 2018
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A report from the Citizens Budget Commission, or CBC, that compares Metro-North Railroad to the Long Island Rail Road has shown that Metro-North is significantly more efficient than the LIRR.

Left: Courtesy of Metro-North Railroad. Right: Joelle Schrock.

The nation’s second busiest railroad just got a new boss. Last month, Catherine Rinaldi was appointed president of the MTA’s Metro-North Railroad.

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Public hearings begin Tuesday on a proposed fare increase for Metro-North Railroad, as the state is looking to make up an estimated $60 million budget shortfall in transit and rail accounts.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation proposal would raise Metro-North fares more than 21 percent over three years. Bus fares would increase by 25 cents in July. The plan also cuts back some train service.

The Department would also impose significant reductions to rail services on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines on the New Haven Line, and on Shore Line East.

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