Power Outage on Metro-North's New Haven Line: How to Prevent Future Failures Along Passenger Rail's Busiest Corridor, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, October 28, 2013 [open pdf - 6MB]
"This is the October 28, 2013 hearing 'Power Outage on Metro-North's New Haven Line: How to Prevent Future Failures Along Passenger Rail's Busiest Corridor' held before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Richard Blumenthal: 'This hearing is really prompted by the breakdown in service that occurred on September 25, barely more than a month ago, in the Mount Vernon area. But it is really the result of much broader and deeper problems that have manifested themselves over many years and that are the subject of complaints to me, repeated complaints to me and I suspect to many of my colleagues and elected officials who are here this morning, and I thank them very much for being here. Let me just take one comment from a Westport commuter who wrote to me, quote, ''Enough is enough. The outage due to the electrical problem obviously is a major failure, one for which the cause should be determined and the appropriate people held responsible.'' But the fact is that this is only the latest manifestation of the serious service deterioration that Metro-North riders have been putting up with for some time.' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jim Himes, Elizabeth Esty, Howard Permut, Craig Ivey, James P. Redeker, Otto Lynch, Christopher Murphy, John Hartwell, Joseph H. Boardman, and Joseph McGee."
S. Hrg. 113-209; Senate Hearing 113-209
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