Opinion: The Connecticut Department Of Transportation needs to modernize our railways — and its thinking

Connecticut Viewpoints By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; November 13, 2019 Connecticut’s citizens deserve fast, reliable, and practical rail service…

Continue Reading →

New York City’s Grand Central Train Shed Project May Take 20 Years, Report Says

By Brendan Krisel, Staff, Patch; November 11, 2019 MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The Metropolitan Transit Authority is getting ready to…

Continue Reading →

Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2019 Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont yesterday published his 10-year vision for investing $21 billion…

Continue Reading →

Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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,…

Continue Reading →

Upstate New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members take issue with proposed Long Island Rail Road funding

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 23, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials representing Metro-North riders are crying foul that the…

Continue Reading →

Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019 The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes…

Continue Reading →

Connecticut Department of Transportation planning new rail cars on Metro-North branch lines

By Jim Shay, Connecticut Post; September 16, 2019 The state Department of Transportation is planning to replace rail cars on…

Continue Reading →

When a Transit Agency Becomes a Suburban Developer

By John Surico, CityLab; August 21, 2019 Like many towns across America, Harrison, New York is desperate to revitalize its…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

Connecticut opinion: Metro-North must adopt better maintenance practices

By Robert Hale and Roger Senserrich, Connecticut Post; May 1, 2019 Gov. Ned Lamont’s 30-30-30 plan represents a long-needed, concrete…

Continue Reading →

New York City’s Grand Central Terminal Goes Digital

By Marlo Safi, National Review; April 30, 2019 Americans need to keep in mind the aphorism, “If it ain’t broke,…

Continue Reading →

John Breunig: Connecticut rail tips from strangers on a train

By John Breunig, Editorial Page Editor, The Stamford Advocate; April 28, 2019 I hop aboard the 9:05 a.m. from Danbury…

Continue Reading →

Riding the Connecitcut rails with Department Of Transportation and Metro-North leaders

By Jacqueline Smith, NewsTimes; April 26, 2019 Joe Giulietti donned his charcoal pin-striped suit, strapped on black boots with two…

Continue Reading →

New York: Ridership surges on Metro-North, no thanks to the Manhattan commuter

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; April 25, 2019 Six years ago, Metro-North rolled out the biggest service expansion…

Continue Reading →

New York’s MTA paid $418 million in overtime in 2018: report

By Katie Corrado, WPIX 11; April 24, 2019 NEW YORK — Fare hikes began on Sunday, but it looks like…

Continue Reading →

Sober reality: Connecticut Department Of Transportation commish says bar cars not likely to return anytime soon on Metro-North New Haven Line

By Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant; April 10, 2019 Riders on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad are stuck —…

Continue Reading →

Danbury, Connecticut looks for faster train to New York City

By Katrina Koerting, News Times; April 9, 2019 DANBURY — Plans to use an old passenger rail line by the…

Continue Reading →

Connecticut riders on Metro North trains will face delays during spring and summer construction season

By Staff, Hartford Courant; April 8, 2019 Springtime means construction on Metro-North railroad tracks, which means commuters will be seeing…

Continue Reading →

New York’s Metro-North pays engineers to stay home, while service west of the Hudson deteriorates

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; March 13, 2019 Metro-North Railroad has gone on a hiring spree, adding locomotive…

Continue Reading →

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont pitches tolls for rail improvements

By Ken Dixon, Greenwich Time; March 1, 2019 BRIDGEPORT — “Thank God the train was on time,” Gov. Ned Lamont…

Continue Reading →

Weed and web: Marijuana, internet sales taxes are key in new plan to fund New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority

By Raanan Geberer, Brooklyn Daily Eagle; February 26, 2019 On top of the widely publicized congestion pricing proposal that would…

Continue Reading →