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Help Prevent Transit Cuts

Help Prevent Transit Cuts

Transit Funding Crisis in Connecticut

For decades, transportation programs in Connecticut have been funded by a tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that go into the Special Transportation Fund.  The 25 cent gas tax has not changed since 2000, while vehicles have become more fuel efficient, all resulting in a decrease in revenues.

Without action from the legislature, there will not be enough funding coming into the Special Transportation Fund to cover the expenses of the state’s transportation system.  As a result, 9 Town Transit would see a 15% reduction in funding in 2018 and a 50% reduction of funding in 2019.

A 15% reduction of state funding beginning July 1, 2018 would result in changes such as:
-Fare increases
-Elimination of Route 2 between Old Saybrook and Chester
-Reduced service on Route 1 between Old Saybrook and Madison
-Reduced service on Route 3 between Old Saybrook and New London
-Reduced Dial-A-Ride service

A 50% reduction of state funding beginning July 1, 2019 would result in changes such as:
-Additional fare increases
-Elimination of Route 3 between Old Saybrook and New London
-Further reduction of service on Route 1 between Old Saybrook and Madison including elimination of Saturday service
-Reduced service on Route 4 between Old Saybrook and Middletown
-Elimination of Dial-A-Ride service

 How You Can Help

Your voice is important!  Let your state representative and senator know how you use 9 Town Transit, Shoreline East or other public transit services and the impact reductions would have on your life.  Be sure to provide your name and address, and please try to be as specific as possible, such as “Without bus service from Chester to Old Saybrook I would be unable to get to my job”. Urge them to support funding public transit at the current levels.

Don’t know who your representative or senator is?  Below is a list by town of both phone numbers and email addresses.

Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam

Senator Art Linares
Phone:  (800) 842-1421
Email: art.linares@cga.ct.gov

Representative Bob Siegrist
Phone: (860) 240-8700
Email: bob.siegrist@housegop.ct.gov

Clinton

Senator Art Linares
Phone:  (800) 842-1421
Email: art.linares@cga.ct.gov

Representative Jesse MacLachlan
Phone: (800) 842-1423
Email: jesse.maclachlan@housegop.ct.gov

Durham and Madison

Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Phone: (800) 842-1420
Email: kennedy@senatedems.ct.gov

Representative Noreen Kokoruda
Phone:  (800) 842-1423
Email: noreen.kokoruda@housegop.ct.gov

East Haddam

Senator Art Linares
Phone:  (800) 842-1421
Email: art.linares@cga.ct.gov

Representative Melissa Ziobron
Phone: (800) 842-1423
Email: melissa.ziobron@housegop.ct.gov

Killingworth

Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Phone: (800) 842-1420
Email: kennedy@senatedems.ct.gov

Representative Jesse MacLachlan
Phone: (800) 842-1423
Email: jesse.maclachlan@housegop.ct.gov

Old Saybrook and Westbrook

Senator Art Linares
Phone:  (800) 842-1421
Email: art.linares@cga.ct.gov

Representative Devin Carney
Phone: (800) 842-1423
Email: devin.carney@housegop.ct.gov

Lyme and Old Lyme

Senator Paul Formica
Phone: (800) 842-1421
Email: paul.formica@cga.ct.gov

Representative Devin Carney
Phone: (800) 842-1423
Email: devin.carney@housegop.ct.gov

 

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