Blumenthal to quiz Con Ed, MTA execs in Bridgeport about Metro-North outage

The presidents of ConEdison and the MTA are scheduled to testify in Bridgeport next Monday at a U.S. Senate field hearing about the ConEd outage that disrupted Metro-North commuter service.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Monday he will conduct a hearing of a Senate subcommitee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security on Oct. 28 at Bridgeport City Hall from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The scheduled witnesses include ConEdison President Craig Ivey, MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut, John Hartwell of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman, Otto Lynch from the American Society of Civil Engineers and Joseph McGee of the Business Council of Fairfield County.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy D-Conn., and U.S. Reps. Jim Himes, D-4th District, and Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, also will also testify.