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Blumenthal to meet with Metro-North chief in Conn.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is the latest Connecticut politician to meet with the new president of Metro-North Railroad.

The Democrat is scheduled to sit down Thursday with Metro-North chief Joseph Giulietti and Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast in New Haven. Blumenthal said he's hopeful that new leadership at the commuter railroad will mean "a more effective, sustained commitment to safety and reliability."

Both officials recently met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to discuss his concerns about the railroad, which has been criticized for a series of recent problems, including derailments and a power outage.

State lawmakers also are expected to meet soon with Giulietti and Prendergast.

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