Transportation policy should make Connecticut a gateway to New England, not a cul-de-sac. As a leading spokesperson and decision maker on the transportation committee I hope to continue the successes that have been achieved and build on them for the future.
Endorsed by CT League of Conservation Voters and The Sierra Club:
- Greeway from Norwalk to Danbury
- Support of mass transit
Leader in refocusing CT DOT priorities:
- Launched the 1st ever Passenger Bill of Rights
- After 4O years of neglect Metro North being held responsible
- Spearheaded movement to have CT DOT representative at Metro North/ MTA Board meetings
- CT pays 65% of the rail bill – support having a permanent seat at the table
- Required a review of the Metro North/DOT rail contract
- Kept Danbury rail line open
- Replaced a Super 7 highway plan with road widening
– project on time & on budget
- Opened door for Norwalk River Trail for Walking and Biking
- Secured $30 m in funding for new Danbury rail line signal system – increasing capacity & train speed
- Helped secure 300 new rail cars & new rail yard maintenance facility
- Stopped Toll bill
- Legislative changes to construction projects to increase pedestrian and bike access.
- Passed a bill to name Route 33 through Wilton and Westport “Fallen Heroes Memorial Highway.”
- Providing more DMV services locally, including services at AAA offices.