RAILROADS: End of the Honeymoon

When he won control of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 14 months ago, blarney-loving Patrick McGinnis was full of love for his commuter customers. The New Haven is one of the biggest commuter railroads in the U.S., serves the eastern shore of suburban Westchester County and lower Connecticut.

McGinnis canceled the ousted management's ICC application for 33⅓% commuter's rate hike, crying: "You don't gain riders by raising the fare." He sent teams scouring the parkways to ascertain how many commuters motored to work, announced: "We've got to take the commuter...

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