On June 25th, Governor Malloy and DOT Commissioner announced Transform CT, an 18-month outreach campaign that will culminate in the development of a strategic transportation plan for the state. Residents and stakeholders will play a key role in the development of the plan.
As of today the Transform CT website has received over 8700 ideas. Please log on to the website, www.TransformCT.org, and express you views. It is extremely important that decision makers are aware of your support for increased and improved bus transit in Connecticut. Include the importance of bus transit to get to work, school, medical appointments and shopping. Also note the importance of timely bus/rail connections, express bus service and dial-a-ride programs.
Two topics posted on the website today are: “What transportation investments should we make today that our children and grandchildren will thank us for tomorrow?” and “ What transportation systems or elements of transportation systems do you admire in other parts of the country that Connecticut could learn from to improve our quality of life?” Bus transit needs to be up there along with roads and rail. Bus transit is the backbone of Connecticut’s transportation system and improving bus transit will improve the quality of lives for all residents of the state.
Please add the importance of adequately funding bus transit and the need for the state to use transportation funds for transportation and to invest wisely in transit projects that will generate economic benefits, reduce congestion, and provide much needed transportation options.
Please log on to Transform CT today!
Thanks for your continued support.
Karen Burnaska, Coordinator
Transit for Connecticut