The Journal News can get results for commuters. My colleague, Leah Rae, wrote about how the Metro-North parking lot in Port Chester gets very creepy and dark at night because some lights have been out for two months. The Journal News inquired about the dark lot after receiving a letter from a commuter. From Leah’s report:
Lights over half the lot went out after a utility pole was removed from adjacent Broad Street, said Cornelius Evans, operations manager for LAZ Parking. Apparently, the lines were never properly reconnected, he said.Workers from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – which owns the lot and contracts with LAZ to manage it – managed to reconnect the lights Friday night, spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.
The workers showed up after inquiries by The Journal News this week.
Meanwhile, commuters in North Salem are waiting for a solution to their own train station problems My fellow reporter, Rob Ryser, reported this week that a closed staircase at the Metro-North station in Purdys is irking many riders, who say they are put in danger by being forced to walk in the street.
(Cornelius Evans, right, operations manager for LAZ Parking, talks to a Metro-North Railroad representative Oct. 19, 2012, about a power problem that shut the lights at the Port Chester train station over the last two months. The electric lines were never reconnected properly after a utility pole was taken out, he said. (Leah Rae / The Journal News)