Category Archives: Peter A. Cannito

Cannito Rides Into Sunset, Sander Drives Over a Cliff

Metro-North boss Peter Cannito uses the front page of the June Mileposts, out today, to bid farewell to the railroad. “I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of the work that is done every day to serve you,” … Continue reading

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New M-8 On Display at GCT

If you’re sitting on a Metro-North car tomorrow afternoon, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and it’s a really nice car with headrests and electrical outlets and bathrooms that, if you close your eyes, you don’t even realize … Continue reading

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Metro-North Makes World Better Place With New Bulbs

It being Earth Week and all, Metro-North does its part by switching from incandescent light bulbs in Grand Central to the compact fluorescent variety favored by green types everywhere. Installing more than 1,700 of them in the public areas of … Continue reading

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Metro-North Prez Out!

Peter Cannito, the longest tenured president in Metro-North history, will retire in July. Cannito came on board, so to speak, in June 1999. His claims to fame include “record-setting on-time performance”, a 60% reduction in employee injuries since 2000, pushing … Continue reading

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New New Haven Line Prototype Car Revealed

Connecticut governor Jodi Rell showed off the new exterior as well as some interior aspects for the M-8 cars that will be introduced on the New Haven Line late in 2009. Between reader surveys and focus groups, more interior features … Continue reading

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Surprise Winner in 2007 Metro-North Satisfaction Poll

Sneaking up like an on-time 8:20 morning train into Valhalla, the Harlem line was the winner in Metro-North’s 2007 annual customer satisfaction survey. Fully 99% of Harlem line customers reported they were “satisfied” with service, two ahead of the Hudson Line. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Metro-North/Trainjotting

As the new issue of Mileposts boasts, that pesky railroad we call Metro-North has turned 25. “We play a crucial role in the lives of a lot of people, taking you to work, school, family and other destinations,” writes President … Continue reading

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If Manhattan Island Was the Isle of Sodor

Thanks to Little G, we end up spending a lot of time in Sodor—that is, the mythical island on which Thomas the Tank Engine and his train friends operate. All of the trains in Thomas’ world have unique personalities, whether … Continue reading

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