Department of Transportation releases extended hours for some public hearings on bus and rail fare hikes

August 1, 2016

Hartford—July 30th, Senator Toni Boucher released the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation acceding to her request to extend the public hearing times for proposed increases for rail and bus fares.

“I am grateful that the Department of Transportation has released a finalized public hearing schedule that is more accommodating to the public. The original proposed schedule would have prevented many Connecticut citizens from being able to have their voices heard,” said Senator Boucher. “I strongly disagree with these proposed rail and bus fare hikes, and firmly believe that they will negatively affect Connecticut workers, who depend on these services to get to and from their jobs. However, I thank the Department of Transportation for recognizing many commuters and working people would have been unable to attend these public hearings if the original schedule did not change.”

The public hearings on the proposed bus and rail fare hikes will take place throughout the state beginning on September 1st.

New schedule listed below:

Thursday September 1st, 2016 – 4pm to 6pm and 7pm to 9pm
Old Saybrook Town Hall, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Wednesday September 7th, 2016 – 4pm to 7pm
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Tuesday September 13th. 2016 – 11am to 2pm
Meriden Town Hall in the City Council Chamber, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT

Tuesday September 13th, 2016 – 4pm to 7pm
Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT

Wednesday September 14th, 2016 – 4pm to 6pm and 7pm to 9pm
UConn Stamford Campus Auditorium, One University Place, Stamford, CT

Thursday September 15th, 2016 – 4pm to 6pm and 7pm to 9pm
New Haven Hall of Records Room G-2, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT

*Link to letter Senator Boucher sent to the Department of Transportation: http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/2016/07/senator-boucher-calls-for-longer-public-hearing-on-metro-north-fare-hike-so-public-can-attend/#.V59_W_krLIU