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A forum on the future of Connecticut’s highway and rail system sponsored by the West Conn and the League of Women Voters of Greater Danbury will be held Wednesday night.   State Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker is the keynote speaker.  The forum, from 5:30 to 7 pm in Warner Hall on the Midtown campus, will also feature Thomas Maziarz, chief of the Department of Transportation Bureau of Policy and Planning, and Oz Griebel, a member of the Governor’s Transportation Finance panel.

 

The state Legislature this year approved a $2.8 billion bonding package to improve Connecticut transportation, the first part of Governor Dannel Malloy’s long-term plan to transform the state’s highways and rail system.

 

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk, and Republican Senator Toni Boucher of Wilton, a ranking member of the legislature's Transportation Committee, will discuss legislative perspectives on the plan.

 

Redeker says “It is essential that we continue to improve transportation options and service in Connecticut. Improving our transportation system also makes Connecticut a more competitive, sustainable and livable state.”

 

League member-at-large coordinator Judy Greensman says the forum will give residents an opportunity to ask questions of government officials and political leaders on this crucial topic.

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