Gov. Malloy Calls for a Crisis Summit with MTA and Metro-North to Discuss Recent "Walk Bridge" Failures

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today called for a crisis summit to be held in the coming days with the State of Connecticut, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North to address the recent incidents that caused the failure of the New Haven Line's "Walk Bridge" in Norwalk.
"This is now the second major failure in two weeks, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and causing unacceptable delays. Let me be clear, this is outrageous. In speaking with MTA and Metro-North, my administration has stressed that every procedure, protocol and engineering solution must get the immediate attention of the most qualified team of experts. It is of the upmost importance that these operating, maintenance, alternative service and customer protocols be completely critiqued and that near term solutions be found to ensure reliable service for Connecticut commuters.
"It should be noted that these most recent failures punctuate the absolute necessity for replacing this 118 year old bridge - a central link to the entire Northeast Corridor.  We simply cannot afford peak service disruptions like this, which is why we have requested and are aggressively pursuing federal Resiliency funding for this exact purpose."
For more information, please visit Governor Malloy's website: http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=4010&Q=546350


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