A Democrat looking to be elected to the state House in November is calling on the Department of Transportation to hold a public hearing in Danbury on proposed fare increases and service reductions to the Danbury Line.
2nd District candidate Raghib Allie-Brennan noted that the closest hearings are Stamford and Waterbury. He questioned how there could be fair public input on changes to the Danbury branch without a public hearing in the Danbury area.
Allie-Brennan says the proposed changes will burden residents and hurt efforts to expand and attract business locally. He added that area commuters shouldn't be punish for the legislature’s mismanagement of the state's transportation funds.