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DOT Sets Hearings To Discuss Fare Increases For CTTransit, Metro-North

One of the public meetings will take place at UConn Stamford.
One of the public meetings will take place at UConn Stamford. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

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, 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.

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