Stratford Legislators Announce $250,000 Grant For Transportation Project

October 13, 2011

Hartford – Today, State Senator Kevin Kelly, State Representative Larry Miller, and State Representative Laura Hoydick announce the State Department of Transportation’s decision to approve a $250,000 grant to the Town of Stratford to improve its transportation system.

“During the last session, I testified in support of legislation aimed at improving and expanding our state’s rail service and transit system,” said Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21). “Today, I applaud the decision to approve this grant, which will strengthen Stratford’s transportation network and provide an opportunity for increased economic development in the region.”

“This project we have worked to advance has tremendous community support,” said Representative Laura Hoydick (R-120). “It will help move congestion off the highways and move people into public transportation while improving the community as a whole. This is an example of true community planning that works.”

“Our aim is to get that essential community development around transit stops,” said Representative Larry Miller (R-122). “The center of Stratford has an abundance of two and three-family homes, and the rail station is just within walking distance from those homes.”

Last week, the legislative delegation sent a letter to the Department of Transportation in support of the grant. Specifically, this award will be used for a ‘Transit-Oriented Development’ (TOD) plan linked to the Stratford station on the New Haven Rail Line and the development of a model TOD ordinance by the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council for its member municipalities. The Town of Stratford is one of 11 cities, towns, and regional planning organizations to benefit from the awards, which aim to better link communities and their transportation infrastructure.

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