Metro-North Schedule Changes Effective Sept. 29th

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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Metro-North has announced some schedule changes for the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines that will go into effect this Sunday, September 29th.

With the launch of its new SMARTTRACK program and strategic shut downs of continuous segments of track between Mott Haven and Woodlawn on the Harlem Line in the Bronx, renovation work was expedited, and is now complete. Crews installed more than 1,400 ties, made drainage improvements, vacuumed debris- covered ties, installed new rail and insulated joints, dumped 80 tons of stone ballast, welded tracks and removed trees.

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Help DOT Develop their Next Generation of Rail Cars

Posted on September 17, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) would like your input on the state’s next generation of rail cars. They will be purchasing a fleet of new rail cars to replace their exiting push-pull coaches operating on the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, Danbury Line and Waterbury Line and want to know what you consider to be reliable, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable.

Customers from each rail line will be selected through an open lottery process for an opportunity to participate in their

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Rep. Smith Expresses Opposition to New “Grocery Tax” Passed by Democrats

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Richard Smith (R-108) is standing by his House and Senate Republican colleagues and denouncing a slew of new, and increased, taxes on grocery store foods and prepared meals passed in the Democrat state budget that takes effect on October 1, 2019.

“This is entirely unsustainable,” said Rep. Smith. “How does our majority party think our residents are going to be able to keep paying more and more for everyday necessities? They are being unfairly taxed everywhere they turn.”

This week, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) released a statement clarifying the long list of restaurant meals and food items that the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to, including dozens of products that have not been previously taxed.

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