DOT Proposes Fare Hikes and Service Reductions

February 1, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a series of public hearings to gather input on proposed bus and rail fare increases, and significant service reductions. At these public hearings, DOT will provide information and accept public comments about the fare and service proposals.

The rail fare increase would take effect in three phases – 10 percent on July 1, 2018, 5 percent on July 1, 2020 and 5 percent on July 1, 2021, for a cumulative total increase of 21.28 percent. DOT is also proposing a 25-cent, bus fare increase that would take effect July 1, 2018. Rail service reductions would begin around July 1, 2018.

The good news is we still have time to speak out and help stop these fare hikes and service reduction proposals.

There will be a public hearing in Stamford on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the UConn Stamford Campus Auditorium – One University Place in Stamford.

Please come and help the Delegation and me prevent any loss of service and keep fare increases to a minimum!

For a full list of public hearings concerning the fare hikes and service reductions click here.

The public comment period for the proposed service and fare changes will run from February 16th through March 9th – if you can’t make a scheduled hearing I encourage you to submit written testimony on how these changes will impact you.

You can submit written comments to COMMENT ON PROPOSED FARE AND SERVICE CHANGES, Connecticut Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546 or send an email to dot.farecomments@ct.gov.