Rep. Matt Lesser warned commuters who use CT Transit buses that DOT is considering raising fares beginning Jan. 5, 2014.
"I want to thank DOT for holding these forums because commuters' voices need to be heard," Rep. Lesser said. "I urge you to attend one of these public hearings or submit written testimony."
For a list of the proposed fare increases, see www.ct.gov/dot/farecomments.
In the coming weeks, the state Department of Transportation will hold public hearings on the proposed fare changes. Middletown residents can voice their views on the proposed fare increases at the following meetings:
Wed., Sept. 11, 2013; Noon-2 pm & 4:30-6:30 pm
Hartford Public Library, Center for Contemporary Culture
500 Main Street, Hartford
Thur., Sept. 12, 2013; Noon-2 pm
New Britain Senior Center, Massachusetts Room
55 Pearl Street, New Britain
Tues., Sept. 17, 2013; Noon-2 pm
Meriden Town Hall, Room 28
142 East Main Street, Meriden
Written comments can be sent to:
State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
Bureau of Public Transportation
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
The caption "COMMENT ON INTENT TO INCREASE PUBLIC TRANSIT FARES" must appear on the envelope. Public comment can also be emailed to email@example.com.