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The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will host a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Mansfield at the Mansfield Town Hall, 4 South Eagleville Road, Storrs. This will be one of four hearings the commission will hold statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials and other entities concerning the operation of public transportation services, dial-a-ride and ADA transportation and other issues.
The commission is seeking public comment on the extent to which existing services are meeting public needs and on improvements or new services to address unmet travel needs. Local and regional issues of particular interest include the new Storrs intermodal center and associated transit-oriented development, the UConn/Mansfield pre-paid bus fare program, the status of plans for the new Windham Regional Transit bus facility, and the plans for passenger rail service on the New England Central rail line.
The Commission will use the testimony received at this public hearing as well as from other hearings in Bridgeport, Winsted and Windsor in preparing recommendations for its annual report to the Governor, the Commissioner of Transportation and the Transportation Committee of the General Assembly.
In addition to the Mansfield hearing, the commission will also conduct hearings in Winsted on October 10 and in Windsor on October 16. A hearing took place in Bridgeport on Sept. 12. For information, contact Dennis King, ConnDOT’s liaison to the Commission, at (860) 594-2820.