News bites: Smooth ride

Transportation officials in Connecticut said the first commute after last week's Metro North commuter rail crash on Monday went smoothly.

Amtrak passengers as far north as Boston were impacted by the crash, which occurred on tracks that are shared by the companies.

Officials in Virginia are considering extending Norfolk's Tide light rail system to Virginia Beach.

Charlotte, N.C., is preparing to begin work an extension of its light rail system, the Lynx.