August 8, 2014/Press Releases


Hartford, CT — Tom Foley continues to run a campaign almost completely devoid of specifics, policy proposals, or positions on important issues. He continued that this week, refusing to tell the Hearst Media editorial board what he would do about transportation funding.

Tom Foley “declined to say whether he would reduce mass transit funding and possibly trigger an increase in fares on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line.”


Because he doesn’t want to tell commuters that, under a Foley administration, Metro-North funding would be cut and fares would have to rise.

Governor Malloy has made steady progress—increasing transportation funding to 165% of what it was in 2010 and initiating one of the largest transportation capital budgets in state history. Tom Foley, however, has been deliberately vague because Metro-North fares would go up.

“So far, media outlets and editorial boards across the state have criticized Foley for his lack of specifics,” said Devon Puglia, Democratic Party spokesman. “He doesn’t provide specifics because he doesn’t want Connecticut voters to know his real plan: cut funding for Metro-North so commuters have to pick up the tab. Tom Foley will take our state’s transportation backwards and hurt hard working Connecticut commuters in the process.”