The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing in New London at the New London City Hall, 181 State Street on October 22 at 7:30 PM. This will be the last 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 rider input on the expanded Shore Line East service, downtown New London intermodal connections, boating access at Amtrak’s moveable bridges, SEAT bus operations under State management, interregional bus connections from Southeastern Connecticut, 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 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 October 22 public hearing in New London, the Commission’s other hearings this fall were held in Enfield, Orange and New Milford. The Commission also held hearings in Norwalk, Putnam and Bristol this spring.