Conn. legislation targets MetroNorth fare rules

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An organized commuters group is lobbying for legislation in Connecticut requiring MetroNorth Railroad to make good on prepaid fares made useless when monster storms shut the rail line into New York City.

The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is backing legislation that would force MetroNorth to allow commuters to use tickets if service is canceled for more than 48 hours. The group says MetroNorth should be required to replace lost time as airlines make up for canceled flights.

Republican Rep. Gail Lavielle, who introduced the legislation, says commuters should not be forced to pay for service they did not receive.

A spokesman says the Connecticut Department of Transportation will not comment.

A spokeswoman for MetroNorth says the Metropolitan Transportation Agency, which runs MetroNorth, is not subject to Connecticut laws.

Copyright 2014 AP Modified. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

Like It
Don't Like It


Did I just read that right? Metro North thinks they are above the laws of CT. ? REALLY,,,,, who do you think is paying your tab? Who do you think is supporting your train system ? Who the hell do you people think you are? Yes people you "WILL" listen to the state of CT and you WILL have to deal with us. Think not,,,, just try us... I double dog dare you. And you think this is a joke,,,,,, "NOT"

Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.


Connecticut (change)

Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
Offices & Officials

Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.