August 23, 2014

Senators want probe into Metro-North power failure

NEW YORK – Federal and state authorities should investigate the utility and transportation authority responsible for running the nation’s second-busiest railroad following a power failure that has disrupted service for tens of thousands of commuters in New York and Connecticut, two U.S. senators said Sunday.

Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said they have sent a letter to officials at the Department of Energy and New York’sPublic Service Commission asking them to help restore power and figure out what caused Wednesday’s power outage at a suburban New York substation of the Metro-North Railroad.

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