The state Department of Transportation Commissioner will be in Wilton tonight for a forum about how to improve the Danbury branch of Metro North.
Tonight's forum is being billed as a listening session rather than a presentation. Wilton Representative Gail Lavielle organized the meeting with James Redecker to best understand what kinds of changes would really make a difference to commuters.
A bipartisan group of nearly a dozen lawmakers who represent districts on the branch line are backing a proposal to require previously authorized bonds be reallocated for service improvements. During a public comment period on the bill, lawmaker heard some suggestions from commuters. They asked for more afternoon or evening trains, improved connections with the main line, to have more doors open at station stops, and for conductors to be provided with more information on delays or service issues to help them respond to passengers' questions.
The listening session is being held at Wilton High School's Clune Center on Route 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.