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Rail officials tell lawmakers they’re working on it

By Christine Stuart

HARTFORD, Conn. – Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast told the legislature’s Transportation Committee Thursday that 2013 was a “terrible year,” but they’re addressing the problems.

From derailments, a major power outage, a drop in on-time performance, and other issues, Metro-North Railroad has been in the hot seat with commuters and Connecticut’s elected officials.

“As a public transportation professional for over 35 years now, I know — as well as anyone — that you’re only as good as your last rush hour,” Prendergast told the committee.

Prendergast and Giulietti tried to assure lawmakers that it’s addressing the problems and waiting for the Federal Railroad Administration and NTSB to finish its investigations to see if there’s further action it should take.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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