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Senator Richard Blumenthal has condemned Metro-North and many other railroads for failing to implement Positive Train Control safety technology. Only four of more than 40 railroads have installed the technology which can control train speeds and prevent collisions and derailments in the event of human error. 

The state of Connecticut and Amtrak do not have a shared agreement that makes tickets bought through the rail giant and ones purchased by local students and CTrail passengers equal.

Plastic water bottles.
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A ban on plastic water bottles originally set to take effect on New Year's Day in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has been pushed back until the spring.

Outgoing Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy acknowledged capacity problems on a newly-established rail line.
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Outgoing Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has acknowledged that there have been some capacity problems on a newly-established rail line.

Connecticut passengers without certain train tickets continue to experience second-class treatment on Amtrak trains servicing the Hartford Line.

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