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Sen. Murphy releases 'Fed Up' report about transportation infrastructure

After hearing directly from more than a thousand Connecticut commuters about why they’re 'Fed Up' with the dire state of Connecticut’s roads and rail lines, Senator Chris Murphy has released the first in a series of reports to identify the specific trouble areas for Connecticut commuters and to propose a set of policies that will improve traffic and congestion throughout the state.  Each report will combine the voices of real commuters with data to analyze what can be fixed.


Murphy collected feedback from residents across the state at various town hall events and via an online survey. 


Murphy also called on U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to collaborate with him and Connecticut’s commuters to secure federal investments in Connecticut’s failing transportation infrastructure.  Just a few months later, Congress passed – for the first time in a decade – a long-term $305 billion transportation bill that preserves critical funding sources for Connecticut and authorizes more than $1.4 billion of investments in Amtrak and rail safety along the Northeast Corridor.


The Metro North New Haven line carries over 125,000 passengers daily and is one of the country's busiest commuter rail lines.  The Danbury Branch Line stop, Merritt 7, is programmed for station improvements.  The recently completed Danbury Branch Line communications system has increased reliability and convenience.  Several trains provide a something called a "one-seat ride", a ride that doesn't require passengers to change trains between the branch line and the New Haven Line.

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