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For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013
GOV. MALLOY STATEMENT ON MTA BOARD'S DECISION TO CREDIT METRO-NORTH NEW HAVEN
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement
following the MTA Board's vote this afternoon to approve a credit for
Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line customers with monthly or weekly tickets
during the ongoing power outage.
"While I look forward to reviewing and providing input on their plan, today's
news is certainly a step in the right direction. As I expressed earlier today
in a letter to the board, Con Ed should underwrite the refunds, even as they
are administered by MNR and MTA. Con Ed should also be responsible for any and
all additional costs related to the interim service plan and the ultimate
restoration of service.
"Connecticut commuters should never have been put in this situation in the
first place, but the unprecedented action taken by the board today is the first
step in making things right."
Contact: David Bednarz
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