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Blumenthal: No high-speed rail stop in Connecticut means no railroads through the state

NEW HAVEN–Roughly 700,000 passengers get on and off Amtrak trains at New Haven’s Union Station every year–it’s the 10th busiest train station in the nation. Yet, some lawmakers don’t care if it’s an economic engine. 256 more words


Lawmakers Take The Train For 'Gov On The T' Day

BOSTON (CBS) — Thursday was “Gov on the T” day, a chance for state lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the transit system that has been a constant source of frustration for riders this winter. 266 more words


Metrolink hires Art Leahy as its next CEO

Quite a couple of days at the Metro headquarters building. On Thursday, Metro officially hired its next CEO, Phil Washington, and today Metrolink’s Board of Directors approved outgoing Metro CEO Art Leahy as its next CEO. 923 more words

Policy & Funding

Keolis To Add 42 Commuter Rail Trains On Monday

BOSTON (CBS) – Keolis says it will add 42 commuter rail trains Monday in another step toward the planned restoration of full service by the end of March. 623 more words


Keller @ Large: MBTA Horror Show A Hint Of What's Ahead?

BOSTON (CBS) – Public transit customers will ride free on the last Friday in April, and regulars will get 15-percent off their monthly passes in May as the MBTA tries to kiss and make up with riders tortured by the system’s collapse this winter. 320 more words


T Offers Free Fare Day, Discounts For Monthly Pass Holders

BOSTON (AP) — The board overseeing the Boston-area’s beleaguered public transit system voted Wednesday to offer free fares for one day and discounts for monthly pass holders as a goodwill gesture to commuters who endured massive breakdowns during a brutal stretch of winter weather. 516 more words


6-Car Pileup In Reading Shuts Down Commuter Rail Service

READING (CBS) — A crash involving six vehicles spilled over onto the commuter rail tracks on Route 28 in Reading Monday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 8:30a.m.  26 more words