Anyone following Twitter during Monday morning’s snowstorm could feel that frustration among Metro-North commuters was palpable. There were reports of delays, trains without power, commuters without information on when they might reach their destinations. It has become a familiar story.
Coincidentally, also on Monday, Feb. 3, the Connecticut Department of Transportation was set to undertake a $10-million project to upgrade the power supply for the railroad’s New Haven line. In announcing the plan on Sunday, Gov. Dannel Malloy said the project is intended to prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred this past fall in Mount Vernon, N.Y., when a Con Ed feeder line failed, seriously disrupting service.