Connecticut DOT fielding public comments on proposed fare hike, decreased service
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of public hearings next month on a plan that includes cutting some Metro-North trains and increase fares.
One-way fares could go up between 25 cents to $1 more per ride under the plan.
When it comes to rail service:
- Decreased Monday to Thursday service on New Haven Line from 239 to 237 trains
- Decreased Friday service on New Haven Line from 241 to 233 trains
- Decreased weekday service on New Canaan Branch from 41 to 39 trains
- Decreased weekday service on Danbury Branch from 28 to 26 trains
There are also proposed changes to CTtransit bus service, including a new bus line with service from Milford to New Haven.
Below is the list of in-person and virtual public hearings. The virtual hearings come with the Zoom registration info:
|Monday, Oct. 2||Kennedy Mitchell Hall of Records | 200 Orange St., | New Haven||6-8 p.m. (public hearing)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 3||Capitol Region Council of Governments | 3rd Floor Board Room | 241 Main St., Hartford||6-8 p.m. (public hearing)|
|Wednesday, Oct. 4||Virtually via Zoom | Webinar ID: 819 3851 5237 | Passcode: 026281||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 4||Virtually via Zoom | Webinar ID: 819 3851 5237 | Passcode: 194387||6-8 p.m.|