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MTA Attempting Stealth Fare Hike In Connecticut

A Metro-North train is seen in Stamford, CT - Aug 28, 2009 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A Metro-North train is seen in Stamford, CT – Aug 28, 2009 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Attention New Haven Line commuters.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

“The MTA is coming to Connecticut, hat in hand, asking Connecticut riders to help pay their debt,” the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council’s Jim Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Cameron says this time the MTA proposes ticket rule changes. In effect, the changes would shorten the shelf life of any Metro-North ticket.

Cameron says this amounts to a stealth fare hike.

Cameron also notes that it can’t take effect on the New Haven Line without the okay from Connecticut and he’s urging Governor Rell to oppose these changes.