Metro-North president: Changes on way for railway
WHITE PLAINS - Changes are on the way for Metro-North.
That's the word from the railroad's new president as he met with commuters yesterday to listen to their concerns.
Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti met with people at the White Plains train station to get their comments face-to-face. The "meet and great" was the second of six planned visits to Metro-North stations.
A recent federal review showed the train line was more concerned with being on time than being safe. Now the rail line is undergoing a top to bottom safety review and installing new technology to minimize mistakes.
Giulietti, who was appointed in January, says he knows they have a lot of work to do to restore the public's trust. "I'm listening, I'm riding and I would not put anything out there, I would not put a train out there that I wouldn't ride on, have my family ride on; it will be safe for all of us out there and we will run a safe railroad, and after May I'm going to tell you that you're going to have a much more reliable schedule to work with."
New schedules, which are supposed to be more reliable and accurate, are due out in May.
Giulietti has more face-to-face talks scheduled for the Croton Harmon station on May 6 and in Harrison May 14, both from 5p.m. to 7 p.m.