Where We Live: Planes, Trains And Transportation Woes

Safety lapses and cutbacks continue to plague the state

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Thomas MacMillan, New Haven Independent
Lisa Chedekel
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Where We Live: Transportation Woes
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Where We Live: Transportation Woes


Connecticut transportation is in crisis on the ground and in the skies.

The Northeast corridor has the nation’s busiest airspace and Metro-North’s New Haven Line the most commuter traffic in the U.S. But thanks to relentless winter weather and continued delay of the MTA’s new M8 train cars, more than half of Metro North’s New Haven line trains are out of service.  The result is a  decrease in service and plenty of livid commuters. 

Meanwhile The Connecticut Health Investigative team reports that air traffic coordination issues are leading to danger in the skies.   More than 1500 close calls or safety lapses have been reported over the last ten years.  They’ve examined a database run by NASA which is designed to detect dangerous patterns. 

Read C-HIT article here



Winter Crisis - Commuter Summit

A reminder to all Metro-North commuters...

Please join us to discuss this winter's service problems: Wed. 2/16 7 pm at Stamford Govt Ctr, a short walk from the Stamford Rail Station. We will be running until 9:30 or 10 pm, so join us when you can.

If you can't join us, e-mail your comments to CTRailCommuterCouncil@gmail.com and we will give them to CDOT and Metro-North.

For more info on the meeting see http://bit.ly/fuRbpx

Thanks for your support... and thanks to WNPR for their airtime on today's "Where We Live".

CT Rail Commuter Council