Metro-North

Malloy Proposes 5% Increase On Metro-North Fares

Jul 26, 2016
Joelle Schrock / WSHU

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing a fare hike of five percent on Metro-North’s New Haven and Danbury lines to make up for cuts to the state’s transportation budget.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Amtrak said the entire Northeast Corridor now has Positive Train Control.

Positive train control is a safety system installed on train tracks to prevent crashes and derailments. The system automatically slows down or stops a train if its engineer misses a signal or goes over the speed limit.

The system has been operating on the stretch of the corridor from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston.

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority said its boosting security in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

MTA Spokesperson Meredith Daniels said more MTA police will be patrolling on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Roads.

Cassandra Basler

Bridgeport’s old Remington Arms factory pumped out bullets during World War II. A $10 million federal grant awarded this month may bring a new train station to the site where it stood.

Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line passes by abandoned factories and vacant lots on the Bridgeport’s East Side. Here, Federal money will help design a second train station for the city- the Barnum Station.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut demanded that Metro-North Railroad finish installing positive train control immediately.

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