Murphy Asks ‘Fed Up’ Commuters How to Improve Roads and Rails

By:  Elizabeth Regan
CT News Junkie

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has announced a new vehicle for constituent complaints about commuting in Connecticut - his “Fed Up” website.

The video and online survey launched Thursday invites residents to channel their road rage into constructive feedback about how a shorter, more reliable commute could improve commerce, productivity and quality of life for Connecticut commuters and residents.

“Connecticut traffic is a nightmare. I’ve heard from commuters all across the state, and they’re fed up. Traffic means stress. Congestion means being late for work. Delays mean missing dinner with your kids night after night,” Murphy said.

Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations’ subcommittee dealing with transportation, said he will use the feedback to bolster efforts to secure more federal investment in rail and road improvements.

The survey requires users to submit their name, email address and mailing address along with their answers to questions about the length of their commute, its impact on their lives and their ideas for improvements.

The webpage also directs visitors to the website for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 30-year, $100 billion transportation initiative being ramped up over the next five years.

“Whether it’s on I-95, I-84, or Metro North, I want commuters to understand that we don’t have to accept the status quo of gridlock,” Murphy said.

He has also used an online survey to get feedback from Metro-North passengers about their experiences along the Waterbury Branch Rail Line.