U.S., Connecticut: New Haven, state DOT end gridlock of past 2 decades in new deal for Union Station

By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register; September 10, 2020 NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker simply termed it “a…

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U.S., New York: In crisis once again, Metropolitan Transportation Authority looks to private sector proposals for help

By Mark Hallum, AM New York; July 9, 2020 If New Yorkers remember the Genius Challenge from 2017, as the…

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U.S., Connecticut: Coronavirus means we need to rethink our transportation needs.

By Emil H. Frankel, Special to Hartford Courant; July 05, 2020 Predicting the form and character of Connecticut’s transportation system…

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U.S., Connecticut, Commentary: All the state’s railroad branches deserve new carriages

By Robert D. Hale, CT Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; April 23, 2020 An order for 60 passenger train cars to…

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U.S., Connecticut: Lamont administration cuts new rail cars from Waterbury, Danbury lines

BY PAUL HUGHES, REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN; April 16, 2020 HARTFORD — The Waterbury and Danbury branches of the Metro-North Railroad are not…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven Union Station celebrates 100-year anniversary

A press release from the Connecticut Department of Transportation; April 6, 2020: The New Haven, Conn., Union Station celebrated its…

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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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