Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a strategic planning approach to transportation policies, programs, and projects.
Called Transform CT, it will improve economic growth and competitiveness, build sustainability, and provide a blueprint for a world-class transportation system, he said.
“Transportation is the backbone of our economy,” said Malloy. “The movement of people and goods, facilitating commerce, and bolstering tourism all depend on a highly functioning transit and highway system.
“Transform CT will help define the very future of Connecticut through a stakeholder process that will solicit input from residents and businesses about what works and what doesn’t in our multi-modal system. The complexities in transportation are enormous, but this process will help us plan for a more sustainable, more efficient future.”
Through a series of public meetings, focus groups, and surveys, DOT will engage businesses, elected officials, transportation advocacy groups, and other organizations and agencies as part of the Transform CT planning effort, Malloy’s announcement said.
As part of the public outreach campaign, http://www.transformct.org was launched today to offer residents a place to comment and share ideas on the transportation issues facing Connecticut, the announcement said. Visitors can also sign up to receive updates and public meeting schedules
Public meetings are scheduled to begin this fall. The first report will be released by February 2014.
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