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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Public sounds off on transportation needs

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

DERBY >> A dedicated bus stop along Pershing Drive for shoppers; additional Metro-North train service at night; coordinating bus and train schedules in the same towns and cities so when a rider hops off the train, he or she can catch a bus home.

Those were just some of the suggestions from a handful of people during a public hearing at City Hall Wednesday held by the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission.

The goal was to gauge input from the public, transportation providers and public officials on how the state’s public transportation system could be improved. Wednesday’s was the first of four such hearings the Commission will hold statewide this fall to gather testimony, which will be compiled into an annual report to Gov.Dannel P. Malloy, transportation officials and the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee.

The commission is asking the public to tell them what works, what doesn’t work and what should be done to make their experience using public buses, trains, taxis and other transportation services better.
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