“Commuters are being asked to pay more for less service.”

September 20, 2023

“Commuters are being asked to pay more for less service,” said state Senator Tony Hwang of Fairfield, the ranking Republican on the Transportation Committee.

It is inconsistent with encouraging mass transit when you reduce schedules and raise fares,”

Hwang added the proposal undermines the state’s effort to reduce carbon emissions.

“You are paying more for less service and on the other hand you are saying we are going to commit to reducing air pollution and fossil fuels and taking cars off the road and more electric cars. But at the same time you are discouraging ridership,” Hwang said.