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CTDOT Presents Draft State Rail Plan Update to General Assembly Transportation Committee at Public Hearing

Public, stakeholders encouraged to provide feedback

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will present an overview of the Draft State Rail Plan Update at a public hearing with the joint Transportation Committee and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.

The public hearing will be held in-person and virtually at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Conn. 06106, in Room 1E.

To attend virtually and give feedback during the public hearing, please register on Zoom (or copy this link into web browser: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SXemzcciSuiFi3JM89Fkxw).

The meeting will also be live streamed on YouTube and CT-N. CT-N, Zoom, and YouTube offer closed-captioning and non-English translation options.

The 2022-2026 Connecticut State Rail Plan is being developed in compliance with the federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-432. This plan will be submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for review upon completion. Please visit the Connecticut State Rail Plan webpage to view the Draft State Rail Plan Update.

The State Rail Plan contains Connecticut’s mission, vision, and values for rail transportation’s role in an intermodal network. It provides an overview and inventory of the passenger and freight rail system and facilities in Connecticut, the services provided, and asset conditions and constraints. It aims to support Connecticut’s role in developing an expanded, interconnected rail system with adjoining states and to advance high-speed, intercity, and freight investments in the region.

The State Rail Plan updates strategies and programs focused on ensuring that the existing passenger and freight rail infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair, and includes short and long term investments aimed at maximizing the potential of current and future rail services. The State Rail Plan outlines programmed and proposed projects including costs and associated public benefits.

CTDOT has created the CT State Rail Plan Virtual Room providing information pertaining to the 2022-2026 Connecticut State Rail Plan and the opportunity to submit public comment. More information will be added to the virtual room on September 30, 2022. 

Individuals are encouraged to submit public comments during the public comment period, beginning September 16 and ending October 31.

Public comments and questions concerning the State Rail Plan should be sent to DOTPLANNING@ct.gov, or mailed to Connecticut Department of Transportation, Office of Strategic Planning and Projects, Attention: Rail Plan, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546.


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