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For immediate release: October 1, 2013
GOV. MALLOY: CON ED SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMUTER REIMBURSEMENT
(Hartford, CT) – In a
_mta.pdf> to Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F.
Prendergast, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today urged the MTA Board of Directors
to approve a refund plan for Connecticut customers of Metro-North. In
particular, the Governor has suggested that Consolidated Edison bear the
responsibility for underwriting customer refunds as a result of service
disruption following the September 25 failure of a Con Ed feeder cable in Mount
“Not only has Metro-North service been severely disrupted, this incident has
also caused disruption in the critical Boston-New York Corridor served by
Amtrak. This incident has had an enormous – and unacceptable – impact on the
economies of Connecticut and New York,” Governor Malloy said in the letter
dated October 1.
“In crafting the refund plan, I suggest your Board make it clear that it is Con
Ed who is ultimately responsible, and that it is Con Ed who 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.”
The MTA board is to hold a special meeting this afternoon to consider approving
a credit for customers of Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.
Contact: Samaia M. Hernandez
Twitter: @GovMalloyOffice <http://twitter.com/@GovMalloyOffice>
Facebook: Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
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