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3. Project Status Clarification Post EIE - Commuter Railroad Station Project - Barnum Avenue

Municipality where project was proposed: Bridgeport

Project History:  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) originally proposed to construct a new commuter railroad station along the New Haven Line of Metro North Railroad in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The station was proposed to be located on Barnum Avenue between Seaview Avenue and Pembroke Street.  An Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) was published and subsequently noticed in the Environmental Monitor on January 3, 2017. A public hearing for the EIE was conducted on February 7, 2017.

CTDOT has since determined that it is not currently in a financial position to undertake the project as proposed in the EIE, and has decided to defer the project in CTDOT's Capital Plan 2019-2023.  If CTDOT initiates the project in the future, an updated environmental analysis and public scoping process will take place at that time, as appropriate.  CTDOT's decision, as stated above, can be found in the Memo of Findings and Determination

Please note that the information in the attached Memo of Findings and Determination provides clarification and supersedes that notice that was posted in the  January 22, 2019 edition of the Environmental Monitor.

Any questions can be directed to:

Name: Kevin Fleming, Transportation Planner II
Agency:
Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Policy and Planning
Address:  2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131
E-Mail: Kevin.Fleming@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 594-2924