HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker cautioned legislators against replacing Metro-North Railroad as the operator of the New Haven line linking Connecticut to New York City.
Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton and Sen. Tony Hwang of Fairfield, both Republicans, have introduced legislation that would force the state Department of Transportation to put the contract out for competitive bids. Boucher said Connecticut or Metro-North may seek changes this year.
“I think this is a good time to have this discussion, bring accountability, some transparency to this and let them make their case,” Boucher told WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau.
Redeker told the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee Wednesday that replacing Metro-North isn’t practical, The Hartford Courant reported.