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Public Hearings This Week On New Haven Line Fares

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

The Stamford Metro-North Station – File Photo

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STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Governor Jodi Rell says she backs New Haven Line commuters in their opposition to any rule changes that would effectively shorten the shelf life of tickets for New Haven Line riders.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Jim Cameron of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council says the governor agrees these changes could cost commuters.

But, as to whether Connecticut has veto power on this, Cameron tells WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that, “Connecticut can oppose fare increases.  There may be some legal questions as to whether they can… oppose rules changes.”

Cameron urges commuters to follow up by showing up at public hearings this week in Stamford and in New Haven.

The hearing in Stamford is on September 29. CLICK HERE for details.

The hearing in New Haven is on September 30. CLICK HERE for details.