Report by Paula Antolini
March 12, 2018 10:27PM EDT
Senator Boucher: ‘Make Your Voice Heard – End DOT Control of Fare Increases!’
The public panned proposed bus and rail fare increases and service reductions in large numbers at recent CT Department of Transportation meetings. The changes would negatively impact commuters, businesses, and the local community.
Will the DOT pursue other options?
Unfortunately, DOT bureaucrats can reject the public’s input and implement these unpopular measures. They don’t answer to the public and they have not. Thousands of commuters have weighed-in in the past to stop 23% rail increases, but their protests fell on deaf ears and the DOT hiked fares anyway.
This must change!
SB 386 requires legislative approval for fare increases and service reductions. Your legislative representatives answer to you.
It’s time to make your voice heard!
Send a brief email today to TRAtestimony@cga.ct.gov saying “YES” to SB 386.
- Include your name and town.
- Attend the public hearing on Bill 386 on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building.
- Share this information and get others to say Make the legislature responsible for fare and service changes.
You can read the bill here: