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    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    Widespread benefits by expanding Shoreline East

    Despite the billions that have been spent on expansions of the highways there is no sign of relief for Connecticut commuters. To combat this it's imperative that we prioritize the expansion of public transit. A robust public transit system not only reduces traffic but also curtails air pollution and provides affordable transportation options.

    The proposed expansion of Shore Line East is a good start, a connection to Norwich and Mohegan Sun is long overdue. Expanding public transit would enhance mobility for all residents, especially those without access to private vehicles. Furthermore, efficient public transit reduces the wear and tear on our roads, saving maintenance costs as well as reducing traffic.

    Additionally, as we face the urgency of addressing climate change, promoting public transit is a key step. Fewer cars on the road mean lower greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment. Moreover, investing in transit infrastructure creates jobs and stimulates economic growth. Connecticut's future hinges on smart transportation planning. Let this proposed expansion be just the beginning of our state's sustainable and prosperous future.

    Nicholas Menapace

    Niantic

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