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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday.
  • State In Search For Contractor To Run Trains From New Haven To Springfield

    HARTFORD — Even if the state can get construction of the troubled New Haven to Springfield commuter rail project back on course, there will still be a critical question lingering: Who is going to run the trains? The answer is virtually certain to...

    Amtrak unveils new locomotive for veterans

    Sen. Tom Carper addressed a crowd of about 200 Amtrak workers donning hard-hats at a ceremony today to unveil an old glory-colored locomotive with the words, "Amtrak's railroad salutes our veterans." At Amtrak's maintenance facility in Wilmington,...

    Amtrak: 2nd daily St. Paul-to-Chicago train could be popular

    Adding a second round-trip train between St. Paul and Chicago could prove to be popular, a new Amtrak study says. The study predicts ridership on a second daily train could exceed 150,000 passengers a year, but Minnesota and Wisconsin would have to...

    Aging, broken infrastructure frustrates Metro-North riders

    Aging and broken public works have again plagued the Metro-North Railroad in Connecticut, slowing commuters into and out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal. A span on the Devon Movable Bridge that crosses the Housatonic River between Stratford and...