State Rep. Harry Arora: State Rail Plan Public Informational Meetings

Posted on August 20, 2021

The Department (CTDOT) has initiated its update of the State Rail Plan in compliance with Federal legislation, PRIIA (Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-432).

CTDOT will be holding three (3) virtual public information meetings on the dates listed below for the public to learn about the purpose and requirements of the State Rail Plan and provide feedback as we begin to update the former 2012-2016 plan.  Meeting links will be included in the meeting notices.

  • Tuesday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 2nd at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m.

The virtual meetings will consist of a presentation live-streamed via Microsoft Teams Live Event and YouTube Live. A Question and Answer session will immediately follow the presentation.  The Microsoft Teams Live Event offers closed-captioning and language translation options. All meetings will be recorded and posted on the CTDOT website.

In addition to the public informational meetings, a virtual room has been developed for the State Rail Plan that will provide information and additional opportunities to submit feedback during the 45-day comment period. The link to our virtual room will become active on August 31st and remain active throughout the development of the State Rail Plan update:  The Department will be holding another round of public meetings once a draft of the State Rail Plan has been developed.