Posted on February 21, 2020 by admin
On Monday, February 24th, the Transportation Committee will be holding a public hearing on Raised Senate Bill (SB) No 155, An Act Concerning Rail Infrastructure Improvements. During the hearing, my colleague Rep. Rosa Rebimbas and I will be testifying in support of a concept developed by the Waterbury Rail Line (WRL) Caucus, which proposes various enhancements to rail infrastructure and service in our region. As residents of our community, I encourage you to testify in person or submit testimony online (instructions below).
If our proposal becomes law, it would be the first step towards modernizing public transportation in the Naugatuck Valley, which will have widespread economic benefits. In addition to providing commuters with better options during the week, this plan has the added benefit of alleviating some congestion on our highways, lessening wear and tear on public roads, and reducing our local and state maintenance costs.
The WRL Caucus will be holding a press conference in the LOB, room 1B at 10:00 a.m. ahead of the hearing. We will be discussing our proposal and why it should be included in the final bill to be voted on by the Transportation Committee.
Transportation Committee Public Hearing on Rail Infrastructure Improvements
Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Room 1E
How to Testify in Person
How to Submit Testimony Online
As always, please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions on this or any other issue.