First of 6 hearings to be held on proposed bus/train fare increases
WETHERSFIELD — The first of six public hearings on planned rail and bus fare increases will be held in Old Saybrook.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is proposing a 5 percent fare increase on the New Haven commuter rail line, including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches and Shore Line East. It would take effect Dec. 1, generating $5.9 million to help cover budget cuts.
Thursday’s meeting will be held at Old Saybrook Town Hall from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and later from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
DOT is also considering a 25-cent increase in the standard one-way fare on state-wide CTtransit bus services.