If you are a commuter or if you are interested in learning more about state transportation issues, I would like to invite you to a transportation forum in Norwalk on March 28 with DOT Commissioner James Redeker.
I am co-hosting the forum along with my Norwalk delegation colleagues, Rep. Fred Wilms & Rep. Gail Lavielle. We have scheduled it to give all of you an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and concerns about state and local transportation needs with Commissioner Redeker and local legislators.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Norwalk City Hall in the Common Council Chambers, 125 East Ave. Norwalk.
The DOT has proposed raising rail and bus fares 21.28 percent over the next 3 years, significantly reducing rail service on the Danbury and Waterbury Lines. Additionally, the governor has cancelled more than $4 billion in transportation projects statewide and introduced a proposal to bring tolls back to the state, raise the gas tax 7 cents over 4 years and implement a new tax on tires.
The purpose of the forum is for us to give area residents an opportunity to present their suggestions and voice their concerns about transportation needs for the region and state.
If you are unable to attend the event, please get in touch by emailing me at Terrie.Wood@cga.ct.gov or by calling 1.800.842.1423. I am always happy to discuss any concerns you have with transportation issues.