Blumenthal Tells Con Ed Chief To Pay For Metro-North Power Failure

From Ken Dixon, CT Post:

The president of the giant New York-based Consolidated Edison this morning declined to assume any monetary responsibility for the September 25 power failure in Mt. Vernon that shutdown the Metro-North commuter rail line.

“We think it’s unfair,” Craig Ivey told U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy in a Senate field hearing.

“One way or the other it was your equipment that failed,” Blumenthal said during an exchange in the City Hall Council chambers. “There is an obligation,” Blumenthal said, noting that a failed feeder cable was six years beyond its lifespan.

Full story here.



  1. Here is the dirty little secret nobody, especially elected officials, wants to talk about. Meeting Metro North’s capital needs will require everyone, including commuters, to pay more.


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