Bob Duff

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April 19, 2023

Duff, Norwalk Delegation Release Statement on Norwalk Transit District

Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Representative Lucy Dathan (D-142), Representative Dominique Johnson (D-143), Representative Kadeem Roberts (D-137), and Representative Travis Simms (D-140) released the following statement in regards to the Norwalk Transit District.

“After numerous conversations with representatives of the Norwalk Transit District, we will be putting a hold on our proposed legislation to dissolve the Norwalk Transit District and merge the services into the operations of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. These discussions have resulted in a number of promised changes which we believe, if implemented, will result in better services for the residents who rely on our local public transportation. We will be watching the actions of the Norwalk Transit District and listening to riders over the next year to determine the progress of the district.”

This year Sen. Duff, Rep. Dathan, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Roberts, and Rep. Simms introduced Senate Bill 630, An Act Concerning the Norwalk Transit District. Under the bill the Norwalk Transit District would have been dissolved on January 1, 2024 and all funds and property of the district would pass to the Connecticut Department of Transportation which would provide transit services to the areas previously served by the Norwalk Transit District.

The bill language was merged into a larger bill, Senate Bill 904, which passed the Transportation Committee on March 17. The bill is currently before the State Senate awaiting action.