MTA budget woes continue as Connecticut proposes cuts to Metro-North’s New Haven Line


The MTA’s budget woes may be over for now in New York State, but a thorny political thicket is forming between the Empire State and its eastern neighbor of Connecticut, where officials are proposing service cuts to Metro-North’s bi-state New Haven Line.

The New Haven Line — which runs from the namesake city in Connecticut to Grand Central Terminal, with several branches, and is by far the busiest of Metro-North’s three main lines — is operated entirely by the MTA but funded through a complex contractual arrangement between New York and Connecticut for services in their respective states.