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Boucher: Metro-North Resignation ‘Right Decision’

The resignation of Metro-North Railroad President Howard Perlmut was “the right decision,” state Sen. Toni Boucher said today. Transportation watcher Jim Cameron called it no surprise.

Perlmut announced his resignation Monday to railroad officials and reports said he would be replaced by Joseph Giulietti, the executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. Perlmut, in office since 2008, will stay on through January, according to a Metro-North spokesman.

Boucher, a Republican from Wilton whose district includes Westport, said in a statement: “Mr. Permut made the right decision. It has become increasingly clear Metro-North no longer has the credibility or safety standards required to run the most heavily traveled rail line in the country.”

She cited recent Metro-North incidents in which four commuters, a train employee and a pedestrian have been killed and more than 100 passengers injured.

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