The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission released its 2013 Annual Report that contains six recommendations for improving public transportation services in the state.
As a result of public testimony at meetings and hearings, the Annual Report states that cycling has become increasingly popular in Connecticut and as a result there is a demand for more bicycle amenities and facilities.
Other recommendations in the report include: the importance of reserving all of the monies directed to the Special Transportation Fund for transportation purposes; secure more funding for the inter-regional Coastal Link bus service on Route 1 between Norwalk and Milford; restore full funding to the State Matching Grant program that provides funding assistance to municipalities for operating dial-a-ride programs for elderly and disabled persons; use the same techniques being used for CTfastrak for other high profiles projects such as the Stamford Transportation Center redevelopment; develop a privately-run, unsubsidized passenger rail service between Danbury and Pittsfield; and the need for more local scale marketing and information for local bus services to assist existing users and encourage new ones.
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