Connecticut DOT fielding public comments on proposed fare hike, decreased service

One-way fares on the Metro-North could go up between 25 cents to $1 more per ride under the plan.

News 12 Staff

Sep 19, 2023, 10:53 AM

Updated 215 days ago

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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:
DATELOCATIONTIME
Monday, Oct. 2Kennedy Mitchell Hall of Records | 200 Orange St., | New Haven6-8 p.m. (public hearing)
Tuesday, Oct. 3Capitol Region Council of Governments | 3rd Floor Board Room | 241 Main St., Hartford6-8 p.m. (public hearing)
Wednesday, Oct. 4Virtually via Zoom | Webinar ID: 819 3851 5237 | Passcode: 02628111 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4Virtually via Zoom | Webinar ID: 819 3851 5237 | Passcode: 1943876-8 p.m.


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