September 28, 2022

Senator Haskell Applauds State Infrastructure Grants In Redding, Weston, Westport

Plan will receive public hearing Friday

State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) encourages his constituents to review the draft 2022-2026 Connecticut State Rail Plan and provide feedback through public comment. The Freight Plan focuses on the best practices for Connecticut train operations, looking to support the state’s interconnected rail system, grow it to connect to adjoining states, and ensure the rail systems are maintained in good condition with investments intended to maximize services.

“There’s no one who can provide feedback on how our trains operate than people who ride trains themselves,” said Sen. Haskell. “”This plan has huge implications for Fairfield County, and I hope my constituents who support high-quality rail infrastructure will weigh in. Take a moment to look over this important document, which outlines our plans to increase train speed, provide better connectivity, and bring our rail system into the 21st century. Join our hearing on Friday, virtually or in person, to provide your feedback.”

Sen. Haskell is drawing attention to the Rail Plan as the Transportation Committee will hold an informational public hearing on Friday at 2:30 p.m. to discuss and provide more information on it. That hearing will be held in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford and will be broadcast on

The Freight Plan is intended to aid a comprehensive strategy for passenger rails across the state, with hope that it will enhance reliability of rail transportation and will aid infrastructure investment and decision-making in the future.

The freight plan can be accessed here:

Comments on the Rail Plan can be made through October 31. Comments should be sent to DOTPLANNING@CT.GOV. Public comment can also be made on September 30 over Zoom – click here to register.