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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. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • 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...
  • Shore Line East Riders Frustrated With Amtrak

    NEW LONDON — Frustrated at making no progress with Amtrak, a group of Shore Line East riders is calling for help from Sen. Richard Blumenthal. About two dozen passengers and public officials from southeastern Connecticut communities told Blumenthal...
  • Broken bridge snarls Metro-North between Connecticut, NYC

    Mechanical problems have left a Connecticut span of a 111-year-old bridge stuck in the open position, delaying Metro-North trains to and from New York City. The Devon Movable Bridge between Stratford and Milford carries trains on the New Haven line,...
  • Downed wires fixed, service restored on SEPTA, Amtrak line

    Service on SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line has resumed after an earlier suspension due to downed wires. The regional rail line says trains Wednesday are operating with delays of up to 20 minutes in each direction. SEPTA shares the tracks and overhead power...
  • Weather causes delays on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

    Amtrak passengers are facing delays along the Northeast Corridor because of the weather. Trains are running late between Philadelphia and Washington. Keystone Service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is temporarily suspended. Severe...
  • Iowa Pacific rail partnership launch delayed in Indiana

    The Indiana Department of Transportation won't be able to meet its goal of launching a public-private rail partnership by mid-year. The agency has asked Amtrak to continue operating the Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago until it can...
  • Indiana looks to collect millions with tax amnesty period

    Indiana's government is looking to collect some quick cash from delinquent taxpayers with a two-month tax amnesty period starting in September. The program, approved by legislators this spring, is being counted on to provide the $84 million included in...