Action Alert: Waterbury Rail Line

February 26, 2021

Tune in tonight and/or Add your Voice!

TONIGHT, Friday, February 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation will be holding a public hearing.

They will be discussing a wide range of matters that are in consideration for further state funding, including needed support to expand the Waterbury Rail Line.

You can tune in to the hearing tonight on YouTube or

Also, if you would like to send an email adding your voice to those calling for an increased investment in the Waterbury Rail Line, you can send a Word Document or PDF letter to APP[email protected]. Testimony should include your name, town, and specifically note the Waterbury Rail Line. Feel free to copy me on your submission at [email protected].

Here is a sample letter if you need any guidance:

Dear Chairmen Osten and Walker, Ranking Members Miner and France, and Distinguished Members of the Appropriations Committee,

I write to you today in strong support of expanded rail service for the Waterbury Branch Line as it is outlined in the Governor’s Proposed FY 2022-2023 Budget for Transportation, Judicial & Corrections, and Legislative Agencies.

As a resident of the State of Connecticut is it clear the positive effects funding this project will have on our State. This crucial expansion project will greatly improve the economic viability and overall attractiveness of the Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities. The expanded rail service will help us to usher in new businesses and opportunities for transportation service for work, education, and entertainment.

Thank you for your anticipated support of this much needed proposal.


Thank you and have a great weekend!