Connecticut Commuter Rail Council
Metro-North President Joe Giulietti has said the updated infrastructure will allow the trains to run faster.
Jim Gildea, vice chairman of the council, said more than 500 people rely on weekend service, but trains come only three to four hours.
The last of the cars will make their final run on Friday. Metro-North rolled out the bar cars on the New Haven line in the 1970s.
It will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.
Jim Cameron of the council has submitted a question to Metro-North and to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, seeking to determine why nothing was done to stop trains from traveling over the problem track even after the issue was found and identified.
Work is set to start in early July and least at least nine weeks.
Metro-North officials have agreed to meet with emergency responders from Westport to address concerns that passengers were stuck on a train last week in triple-digit heat.
The MTA is proposing ticket rule changes. In effect, the changes would shorten the shelf life of any Metro-North ticket.