May 22, 2019

Senate Confirms Melissa Kane to Join Connecticut Commuter Rail Council

HARTFORD, CT – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Melissa Kane of Westport to become a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council. Kane, a Selectwoman on Westport’s Board of Selectmen, has a long history of volunteer and leadership service in Westport, along with strong business experience that is well suited to position her as an advocate for Connecticut commuters and riders on the state’s many rail services.

“Westport needs a strong voice on the commuter rail council,” said Sen. Haskell. “For commuters and homeowners alike, Fairfield County’s economic vitality is tied to our ability to travel to and from Manhattan. Melissa is a tireless advocate and has had extensive success organizing and leading many local initiatives,” said Sen. Haskell. “With her membership on the CCRC, Melissa will continue to fight for Westport. I was thrilled to support her nomination.”

“I am honored to have been appointed to the Commuter Rail Council,” said Kane. “Connecticut is home to one of the most heavily traveled and critical sections of the Northeast rail corridor. Facilitating excellent commuter rail service along it is fundamental to our economic and environmental sustainability and success. The Commuter Rail Council has an important role to play in helping make that happen, and I hope to be an asset to the Council.”

“Melissa Kane will be a great addition to the council,” said State Representative Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport). “She is a recognized community leader who grasps the critical importance of a safe and reliable MetroNorth for Fairfield County and the state’s economy.”