Rail Link lives on, despite story


To the editor:

(re: “Shakeup could change Metro-North shuttle,” Aug. 1)

Your story raises unfounded concerns for Metro-North’s Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil customers.

Metro-North is not cutting the Hudson Rail shuttle service. I write to clarify the story’s very misleading impression to the contrary.

Buried near the end of the story lies the plain truth of the matter: Metro-North is neither cutting the bus link, nor changing the MTA’s operational oversight of it.

Our customers appreciate the link’s convenience, and we intend to continue providing it.

Catherine Rinaldi

The author is president of Metro-North.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The story was based on information provided in a 500-page budget proposal that specifically addressed Rail Link buses servicing Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil stations, indicating the search for a new vendor or unilateral cancellation of the contract for a potential savings of nearly $3 million.

Following the story’s publication, a Metro-North representative told The Riverdale Press the line item in the budget proposal was in error.


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