CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR SAYS CON ED SHOULD PAY METRO-NORTH REFUNDS

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For immediate release: October 1, 2013                                           
GOV. MALLOY: CON ED SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMUTER REIMBURSEMENT 
(Hartford, CT) – In a 
letter<http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/lib/malloy/2013.10.01_gov_malloy_ltr_to
_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 
Vernon, N.Y. 
“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
860.524.7314 (o)
860.770.8298 (m)
Samaia.Hernandez@ct.gov 
Twitter: @GovMalloyOffice <http://twitter.com/@GovMalloyOffice>
Facebook: Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy 
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