The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing in Orange at the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road on September 18 at 7:30 PM. This will be the first of four hearings that the Commission holds 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 seeks 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 transit service to the Marsh Hill Road commercial area, user experience with the new West Haven Metro-North station, adequacy of CT Transit bus services, adequacy of local dial-a-ride services, comments on the Coastal Link bus service, and other topics of interest to the public.
The Commission will use the testimony received at this public hearing as well as from other hearings to be conducted across the state 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 September 18 public hearing in Orange, the Commission’s other hearing locations this fall include New Milford on September 24, Enfield on October 15 and New London on October 22. The Commission also held hearings in Norwalk, Putnam and Bristol this spring.