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Metro North, inter-county transit discussed in Danbury

There are a lot of transportation issues of particular interest to people in the Greater Danbury area.  There was a public hearing last night at City Hall about what's working, what's not working and what needs to be added.  State official Frederick Riese says there's been a lot of talk about Metro North.  The Danbury branch signal system problem is disappointing.  Potential improvements to the branch have been studied for several years by the railroad.


Housatonic Railroad has proposed passenger service from Danbury north to Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  There were suggestions of enhanced regional bus service connecting Waterbury and Danbury campuses of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  There's also a market for connecting Danbury and lower Fairfield County, specifically Stamford and Norwalk.  HART bus service and other topics of interest were discussed. 


The Commission will be making a report to the Governor, the DOT and the General Assembly with information from the Danbury hearing and others held around the state.

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