Notice of Public Hearings and Informational Meetings


Wed Jan 31

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will conduct public hearings on proposed public transit fare increases for bus, rail and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services; and proposed service reductions to the New Haven Line, New Canaan Line, Danbury Line, Waterbury Line, and Shore Line East rail services. No bus or ADA paratransit service reductions are proposed at this time.

At these hearings, the Department of Transportation will provide information and accept public comments about the fare and service proposals and the Service and Fare Equity Analysis (SAFE).  The SAFE analysis evaluates the proposed changes to determine if they will cause a disparate impact to minority populations or a disproportionate burden to low income populations.

Public hearings will be held as follows:

Town Date & Time Place Snow Date*
New Haven

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm

New Haven Hall of Records, Room G-2

200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT

Monday, March 5, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Waterbury City Hall

235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT

Thursday, March 8, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, February 22, 2018

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Capital Community College Centinel Hill Hall, 11th Floor

950 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Monday, February 26, 2018 4:00pm to 7:00pm


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Snow Date location: Hartford Public Library
Center for Contemporary Culture

500 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm

UConn Stamford Campus Auditorium, 1st Floor

One University Place, Stamford, CT

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm
New London

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm

New London City Hall, Council Chambers

181 State Street, New London, CT

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5:00pm to 8:00pm
Springfield, MA

Thursday, March 1, 2018

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA

Monday, March 5, 2018

4:00pm to 7:00pm
New Britain

Monday, March 5, 2018

4:00pm to 7:00pm

New Britain Police Dept. Community Room

10 Chestnut Street, New Britain, CT

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4:00pm to 7:00pm

The proposed fare increases and service reductions may be viewed on the Department’s website. The Service and Fare Equity Analysis (SAFE) will be available for public review by Friday, February 16, 2018. Written comments on the proposed fare and service changes must be received by March 9, 2018 at COMMENTS ON PROPOSED FARE AND SERVICE CHANGES, Bureau of Public Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546 or 

The meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Office of Rail at (203) 497-3374 at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. Persons with a hearing and/or speech disability may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.

* In the event of inclement weather, public hearings or informational meetings that need to be re-scheduled will be announced through local media and on the CTDOT website.

Additionally, informational meetings for a proposed fare increase for Connecticut River ferry services will be held. See CTDOT web site for details.