Democratic candidate for State Representative Keith Rodgerson has condemned the possible 57% rate increase in Metro-North fares.
“Metro-North has failed miserably over the past year to provide safe, reliable service, and this is no time to be asking Connecticut to pay more money,” he said. Our commuters already receive the lowest mass transit support in the nation. Connecticut has no representation on the MTA board or control over the operating costs of the railroad. The state pays 65% of costs yet we have no say in the decision-making process.”