Metro-North Testing Scandal: CT Sen. Toni Boucher Says Root Out All Unethical Acts

July 2, 2014

On Metro-North Conductors’ Testing Scandal: Sen. Boucher Says All Unethical Acts Must Be Rooted Out

After Metro-North fired nine rookie conductors and reassigned three others after an investigation into cheating on a safety exam, Sen. Toni Boucher (R- Wilton) issued the following statement:

“Safety on our rails must always be the top priority, and these dismissals are a sign that the railroad is backing up words with actions. Commuters deserve the safest of conditions. Unethical acts such as cheating on a conductor safety exam should be dealt with swiftly by Metro-North, and I am encouraged to see the railroad’s management doing just that. There must be zero tolerance for any and all corruption. It should be rooted out, investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Commuters should expect no less.”
Boucher is ranking member of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee.