WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement today regarding the release of the Metro-North transit system's 100-Day Action Plan.

 “Metro-North’s leadership is taking steps in the right direction, but it still has much more work to do to improve the railroad's safety and efficiency. I'm pleased that the leadership is making some progress in changing a culture that tolerated poor performance and lax enforcement of safety procedures. But the service disruptions of the last few weeks show that Metro-North must act faster to improve its communications with passengers.

” I spoke with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony  Foxx yesterday and urged him to expedite federal funding to replace Norwalk’s Walk Bridge and make other repairs on Metro-North’s New Haven line. I will keep pushing to secure these critical resources and continue to hold Metro-North accountable.”