Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight. The senator said higher standards are needed and is looking to raise the bar in his new leadership role.
Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti told Commissioner James Redeker on Monday the first priority is to rebuild a culture of safety.
Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Joseph Giulietti met on Thursday with the legislature’s Transportation Committee.
Mitch Fuchs appeared before the state Legislature’s Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee on Tuesday, saying he does not serve happily on the board of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council.
On Friday, Michael Shaw, who runs the New Haven to Grand Central route, told passengers at four Connecticut stations to wait on the platform for an express train that, unbeknownst to him, was canceled.
The move comes after Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal met separately last week with Prendergast and the new Metro-North chief, Joseph Giulietti.
The Democrat sat down Thursday afternoon in New Haven with Metro-North chief Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast.
Regulators investigating the fatal Metro-North Railroad train derailment recommended Tuesday that the railroad install recorders on its vehicles and new speed-limit signs along its tracks.
The Metro-North railroad put more trains into service for the evening rush, after riders were squeezed into cars during the morning commute.
Heavy snow, wind and rain wreaked havoc on area roads and mass transit Thursday.
Joseph Giulietti took over at the helm for Howard Permut at a time when the railroad is dealing with a number of issues.
One of the biggest obstacles come on I-84, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented a full vehicle ban between the Connecticut and Pennsylvania borders for about six hours,
While keeping the pressure on Metro-North, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says his state will install two transformers to replace the aging ones in Cos Cob.
A Metro-North train became stuck with passengers inside in Westport, Conn. Wednesday night.
Commuters using mass transit can expect delays and schedule changes after up to 13 inches of snow fell on the New York metropolitan area.