NEW HAVEN - Metro-North's new president is promising sweeping changes.

He met with Sen. Richard Blumenthal yesterday in New Haven.

The two talked about ways to improve safety, following December's deadly derailment in the Bronx.

Meanwhile, Metro-North is offering an option for customers dealing with problems on the Danbury Branch.

Conductors on the Harlem line will honor Danbury Branch tickets.

The railroad recently installed a $70 million signal system on the Danbury line, but crews are trying to figure out why some gates are lowering when no train is approaching.