HARTFORD - Metro-North's top two executives say they're making changes to improve safety and technology on the railroad.

They met yesterday with lawmakers in Hartford, who told them the railroad's recent record is appalling.

The head of the MTA and the new president of Metro-North say they have installed new technology, slowed down trains and made changes within management.

Joe Giulietti, the new head of the railroad, has also promised to communicate better with riders.