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Topic - Metro-North
, trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), an authority of New York State. It is the busiest commuter railroad in the United States in terms of monthly ridership. Metro–North runs service between New York City and its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut, including, in New York State, Port Jervis, Spring Valley, Poughkeepsie, and Wassaic; in Connecticut, New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, and New Haven. Metro-North also provides local rail service within New York City with a reduced fare. - Source: Wikipedia
Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, allowed safety to erode while pushing to keep its trains on time, resulting in a lax culture of inadequate inspections, poor training and inappropriate cellphone use, according to a stinging federal report prompted by a deadly derailment.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state have agreed to establish an independent review of projects before work is done on power or electrical lines to avoid outages similar to a major disruption last September on the Metro-North Railroad.
The widow of a Metro-North worker who was struck and killed by a train last May filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $30 million from the railroad.
Tens of thousands of commuters are bracing for a difficult trip around southwest Connecticut and into New York City beginning Monday as workers repair the Metro-North commuter rail line crippled by a derailment and crash.