Sen. Boucher: “Once Again, Metro-North in Reactive Mode. “

May 29, 2014

Service has been restored on the Metro-North Railroad, hours after a swing bridge over the Norwalk River became stuck in the open position, causing major delays for morning commuters.

Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton), the ranking member of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, today released the following statement:

“Once again, Metro-North is in reactive mode rather than proactively assessing infrastructure needs on a regular basis. Once again, the operator of the most important rail corridor in the nation is in reactive mode rather than having a maintenance plan in place that makes repairs on an on-going basis. This is the most important rail corridor in the nation.

“As leaders and members of the state legislature’s Transportation Committee, we officially requested federal intervention and assistance in February. The federal government could provide Metro-North with managerial and technical expertise to resolve the serious problems that they are experiencing. Clearly, those serious problems are continuing nearly four months after our request for federal intervention.”