Governor Malloy was live this morning on WNPR’s “Where We Live.” Asked if he would consider more fare hikes on Metro-North to close Connecticut’s $400 million (or maybe $415 million? $368 million? somewhere around there) budget gap, his answer was …
Well, maybe. He did talk about “shared sacrifices” … so that’s probably not a great sign for commuters.
The Stamford Advocate last week reported that State Senator Carlo Leone of Stamford expects cutbacks in service and more fare hikes.
Fares are already set to jump about 5 percent for all Metro-North riders leaving from, or coming to, train stations in Connecticut on the New Haven line. See the new fares here: http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/CTFareGrids.html
Malloy also said that tolls might be part of the answer — but that’s going to take a while.