Connecticut Commuter Rail Council holds first meeting of 2014 in Stamford

The meeting gives Metro-North riders an opportunity to air their concerns.

The meeting gives Metro-North riders an opportunity to air their concerns. (1/15/14)

STAMFORD - Metro-North commuters that attended the first Connecticut Commuter Rail Council meeting of 2014 Wednesday night voiced a change in their typical concerns.

Commuters say train safety is their number one concern, especially in the wake of the derailment last month that killed four people in the Bronx.

Connecticut's DOT chairman said previously the biggest concern used to be on-time performance.

News 12 Connecticut spoke with commuters at the Stamford Train Station on Wednesday that said 2013 was a bad year for Metro-North.

Metro-North's president recently stepped down and there is also a new fare hike approaching.

The council makes recommendations to the MTA, not policies.

The meeting was held at the Stamford Government Center. 

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