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Transportation Public Hearing: Rail Infrastructure Improvements

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

  • Come to hearing room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) on Monday, February 24th, 2020.
  • The first hour of the hearing is reserved for elected officials.
  • Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.
  • Tips and FAQs about testifying are available on our website by clicking here.

How to Submit Testimony Online

  • Send a brief email ASAP to
  • Testimony must be in Word or PDF format.
  • Reference Raised Bill LCO #1588 in the subject line.
  • Include your name and town.
  • Please copy me on the email at
  • Feel free to attend the hearing and listen to what others have to say on this important topic.

As always, please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions on this or any other issue.