STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced public hearings to discuss proposed bus and rail fare increases; changes to the tariffs for bus services; and implementation of a new account-based smart card fare payment system.
The proposed rail fare increase would take effect Dec. 1 on the New Haven Line of Metro-North railroad and Shore Line East. The proposed bus fare increase would take effect on Dec. 4 on CTTransit and CTFastrak buses.
Residents can let the DOT know how these fare increases would impact them and their families by attending these scheduled meetings:
- Stamford: Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Stamford Campus, Auditorium One, at University Place in Stamford;
- Hartford: Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., in Hartford
Residents can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, submit comments through the DOT’s website or mail comments to: Comment on Fare Changes Bureau of Public Transportation 2800 Berlin Turnpike P.O. Box 317546 Newington, CT 06131-7546
The comment period closes Sept. 15.