The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing in New Milford at the New Milford Town Hall, 10 Main Street on September 24 at 7:30 PM. This will be the second 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 upgrades to the Danbury Branch of Metro-North, planning for a new railroad station in New Milford, potential passenger service on the Housatonic Railroad, HARTransit 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 24 public hearing in New Milford, the Commission’s other hearing locations this fall include Orange Town Hall on September 18, Enfield Town Hall on October 15 and New London City Hall on October 22. The Commission also held hearings in Norwalk, Putnam and Bristol this spring. Additional information on the Commission’s public hearings may be obtained from Dennis J. King, ConnDOT’s liaison to the Commission, at 860-594-2820.