U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment, Modifies Some Schedules

A press release from Amtrak; March 15, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Sunday, March 15 4:00 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S., New York: Metro-North ridership set ridership record in 2019

By Christopher J. Eberhart, The Journal News; February 19, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had a historically good January.  Metro-North…

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U.S., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line exceeds 1 million riders as commuter rail exceeds forecast

By Eliza Fawcett, Hartford Courant; January 16, 2020 More than one million riders have traveled on the Hartford Line since…

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U.S., Connecticut: Valley officials demand rail improvements, call out Hartford for neglect to Waterbury train line

By Michael P. Mayko, Connecticut Post; January 14, 2020 NAUGATUCK — Valley municipal leaders said funding to increase service on…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line trains through Springfield set Thanksgiving ridership record

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; December 3, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — The Hartford Line commuter rail service attracted record ridership during Thanksgiving…

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Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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Enfield, Connecticut council designates $670,000 for train platform for CTrail Hartford Line

ENFIELD — The Town Council unanimously voted on Oct. 7 to transfer $670,000 from the general fund into a separate…

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Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to purchase new rail cars

By Andrew Larson, Republican-American, Citizen’s News; October 9, 2019 WATERBURY — The state Department of Transportation plans to purchase 110…

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Connecticut: U-Pass, a game-changer for some students

By Jim Cameron, The Connecticut Mirror; October 1, 2019 Imagine having an unlimited-rides pass on all public transit in Connecticut,…

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Fast track concept from Danbury, Connecticut to Grand Central Terminal in New York City awarded $1 million feasibility study

By Rob Ryser, newstimes.com; September 5, 2019 DANBURY – An idea to reopen an overgrown commuter rail line to Southeast,…

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Denver Union Station Eyed As Model Rehab For New Haven Union Station in Connecticut

By Thomas Breen, New Haven Independent; August 20, 2019 Union Station already has a 112-room hotel, a swanky second-floor bar,…

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Rail safety advocates renew push for Positive Train Control

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; August 20, 2019 — Fifty years after a fatal train crash in Connecticut,which led…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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Connecticut/New York: Passengers describe ‘nightmare’ Metro-North rides during hours-long delays

By Julia Perkins, Connecticut Post; August 4, 2019 Passengers on the New Haven line described “nightmare” train rides from New…

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Connecticut: Shore Line East Resumes Regular Service, with 25% Fewer Riders

By Julia Werth, Connecticut Examiner; July 31, 2019 IN THE REGION — Over the last two years, ridership on Shore…

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Connecticut opinion: The Hartford Line’s success is not so much

Opinion By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; August 2, 2019 Connecticut officials claimed last month that the Hartford Line has been a “resounding…

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New England Opinion: Time is right for Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Berkshire Eagle; July 21, 2019 GREAT BARRINGTON — Major rail efforts are underway in Connecticut and…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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Judge clears path for $1Billion railroad bridge plan in Connecticut

By The Associated Press, The Darien Times; July 9, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared…

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Connecticut: Hartford rail line issues one year report; looks to expand to Boston

By Matt Caron, Fox 61; June 19, 2019 NEW HAVEN — It was a year ago the Hartford Line began…

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Rail investments pay off for public in Connecticut: Editorial

By Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board, Connecticut Post; June 19, 2019 Politicians love a victory lap, and so it was…

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