Commuter Rail Council Meets on Metro-North Tonight

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 7:59 AM EDT
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Commuter Rail Council Meets on Metro-North Tonight

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When the CT Commuter Rail Council meets tonight, they will be look into specific ways to keep rail commuters safe after a difficult year for Metro-North and commuters.

The rail has been plagued with a train derailment in Bridgeport last May, delays, the fatal crash in the Bronx and an employee being struck and killed by a train in West Haven.

Tonight, council members will be focused on the state Department of Transportation and Metro-North’s operational and safety updates, including the proposal to put
cameras on commuter trains that will monitor a crew's performance and detect problematic behaviors.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. It will be held at the South Western Regional Planning offices in the Stamford Government Center at 888 Washington Boulevard in Stamford.

Members of the CT Commuter Rail Council represent commuters who regularly use the New Haven Line, the Waterbury, Danbury, and New Canaan branch lines, as well as Shoreline East, and the proposed New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line.

The public is invited to participate.
 

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