Senator Chris Murphy has launched a new campaign and online survey, "Fed Up", to hear directly from Connecticut’s commuters about why they’re ‘fed up’ with Connecticut’s traffic and poor transportation infrastructure. Murphy is looking to receive feedback on how a shorter, more reliable commute could improve commerce, productivity, and quality of life for Connecticut commuters and residents.
Murphy says he'll relay to his colleagues the challenges Connecticut commuters face getting to work and to school and the valuable time and money lost because of delays. As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Murphy will take the feedback and stories he hears back to Washington. He is hoping to secure federal investments in rail and road improvements that support economic development and job creation in Connecticut.
Murphy says he's heard from commuters all across thestate, and knows first hand, that Connecticut traffic is a nightmare. Murphy says he knows that traffic means stress, congestion means being late for work and delays mean missing dinner with family night after night. Whether it's on the roads or the rails, Murphy says commuters don't have to accept the status quo of gridlock.
Murphy says improvements to roads and rails are long overdue.