Transportation Commission holding public hearings across state to gather info


The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing in Torrington in the TorringtonCity Hall auditorium 140 Main St., on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the second of five 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.

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 Sept. 17 public hearing in Torrington, the commission’s other fall public hearings will be Sept. 9 at the Hartford Public Library, Sept. 30 at WaterburyCity Hall, Oct. 8 at MeridenCity Hall, and Oct. 15 at MansfieldTown Hall.

Those hearings will all begin at 7:30 p.m., except for the Hartford hearing, which will begin at 6 p.m.

The commission held three hearings this spring in New Haven, Stamford and Danbury.