The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and Governor Dannel P. Malloy launched a strategic planning approach to transportation policies, programs and projects called Transform CT.
According the Governor’s office, Transform CT will help improve economic growth and competitiveness, build sustainability, and provide a blueprint for a world-class transportation system.
“Transportation is the backbone of our economy,” said Governor Malloy in a press release. “The movement of people and goods, facilitating commerce, and bolstering tourism all depend on a highly functioning transit and highway system. Transform CT will help define the very future of Connecticut through a stakeholder process that will solicit input from residents and businesses about what works and what doesn’t in our multi-modal system. The complexities in transportation are enormous, but this process will help us plan for a more sustainable, more efficient future.”
Through a series of public meetings, focus groups and surveys, DOT will engage businesses, elected officials, transportation advocacy groups, and other organizations and agencies as part of the Transform CT planning effort.
“It is essential that we continue to improve transportation options and service in Connecticut,” said DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “This is a strategic approach to connecting our cities and towns and, most importantly, it gives the public a direct role in the process and the product. Improving our transportation system also makes Connecticut a more competitive, sustainable and livable state.”
As part of the public outreach campaign, www.TransformCT.org was launched to offer residents a place to comment and share ideas on the transportation issues facing Connecticut. Visitors can also sign up to receive updates and public meeting schedules.
Public meetings are scheduled to begin this fall. The first report will be released by February 2014.
Visit www.TransformCT.org today to provide your own input.
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