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News from State Senator Terry Gerratana

August 24, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Senator Gerratana

Capitol: 860-240-0584
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Member Focus Group
The Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking individuals who have utilized Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services (bus passes, livery, gas reimbursement, etc.) through DSS and would be willing to participate in a focus group to give us their feedback.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Department of Social Services Central Office
55 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Conference Room 7020
Entrance to Building: Hit 5#

CTfastrak and State Investment Transforming New Britain!

CTfastrakNew Britain may be one of Connecticut's most exciting places to live right now, with unprecedented growth and development transforming our city. As detailed in a recent Hartford Business Journal story, CTfastrak and numerous state-funded development projects are having an enormous impact on the city.

City residents can easily see the impact in downtown New Britain, which has seen a significant boost in foot traffic as new businesses have filled local storefronts. I have worked with my colleagues in New Britain's legislative delegation to secure state bonding that is being used to capitalize on the presence of CTfastrak. This investment is resulting in new pedestrian walkways being placed, and old, unused buildings being remediated to be purchased by developers for new residential and commercial space. New Britain's best days are ahead of it, and I will keep working as your advocate in the State Senate to make sure these developments continue.

Connecticut DOT Holding Public Hearings Next Month

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a series of public hearings around the state and is inviting the public to comment on proposed bus and rail fare increases and changes to the tariffs for bus services to allow for the implementation of a new account-based smart card fare payment system. If you are interested in speaking out about these rate increases, you can send testimony to the DOT at dot.farecomments@ct.gov or through the DOT's website. Comments may also be mailed to:

Comment on Fare Changes
Bureau of Public Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546

If you are interested in attending one of the public hearings, there will be several opportunities to do so and have your voice heard. Multiple hearings will be held between September 1 and September 15. Please see the full schedule below:

Old Saybrook
Thursday, September 1, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Old Saybrook Town Hall
302 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Meriden City Hall
Council Chambers
142 East Main Street, Meriden

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand Street, Waterbury

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
University of Connecticut Stamford Campus Auditorium
One University Place, Stamford

New Haven
Thursday, September 15, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
New Haven Hall of Records
Room G-2
200 Orange Street, New Haven

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Senator Terry Gerratana, Legislative Office Building, Room 3000, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Capitol telephone: 860-240-0584, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

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