Where We Live: Planes, Trains And Transportation Woes
Safety lapses and cutbacks continue to plague the state
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.