WESTPORT, Conn., February 27, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The following is a Westport, Connecticut Representative Town Meeting Letter addressing the CT General Assembly Transportation Committee presented by Greg Kraut.
Dear Connecticut General Assembly Transportation Committee,
I call for all rail increases to be immediately halted by the legislature. The rail fares have gone up 23% and now the Governor wants to raise them another 21%. At the same time, commuters will get reduced service. This only happens when we have a monopoly and the decision making is controlled by one person, the Governor. We live in a democracy, not a dictatorship. This is unacceptable and will just be another factor to cause people and business to leave our state. I have had hundreds of constituents email and call me expressing their concern regarding this matter. The fare is already high and this may be the tipping point for riders. Without a long-term vision or strategy, this seems misguided and an anti-growth policy which is the opposite strategy that we need now. It is now abundantly clear that we need to have all rail increases approved by the legislature.
Source: Kraut for CT