Improvements to Metro-North Tied To Funding

May 12, 2015

By Daniela Altimari

HARTFORD — Three to four years.

That’s about how long it could take to rebuild the Metro-North Railroad and restore confidence in the commuter transit system, according to its president, Joseph J. Giulietti.

“You don’t immediately get to a state of good repair after years of disrepair within a year or two,” Giulietti told the legislature’s transportation committee on Monday. “Right now Metro-North is in its rebuild, and it is showing, once again, that it can strive ... to be one of the leaders in the industry.”

“We know you have made some significant progress,” added Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, the co-chairman of the General Assembly’s transportation committee.

However Guerrera said lawmakers still hear from disgruntled commuters. “As legislators, we get the calls,” he said.

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