SOUTH NORWALK - The MTA's nearly $400 million budget deficit could cause problems for southwestern Connecticut commuters.

MTA officials say that they are looking into eliminating Metro-North trains or combining rail lines as proposed cuts.

"I think that there is definitely room for improvement there and I'm not so sure that they have taken the time to look for that improvement within themselves before they ask the commuters to do it," state Sen. Bob Duff says.

The MTA says the cuts, which would not be implemented until the summer, would have a minimal impact on commuters. The cuts must also be approved by the Department of Transportation.