Murphy's 'Fed Up' campaign seeks feedback from commuters

By:  Korey Wilson
Norwalk Hour

HARTFORD -- Sen. Chris Murphy is interested in hearing the horror stories of Connecticut commuters in an effort to secure federal funding for state transportation.

Murphy announced the launch of "Fed Up," a new campaign and online survey to hear directly from Connecticut's commuters about why they're "fed up" with Connecticut's traffic and transportation infrastructure.

He is looking to receive feedback on 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.

"That's why I'm launching the 'Fed Up' campaign. I want to hear from commuters around Connecticut about the nightmares of their daily commute -- the challenges they face getting to work and to school, the valuable time and money lost because of delays. 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. We can do better, but only if we band together to support the tough political decisions -- in Hartford and Washington -- that are necessary to come up with the money to make overdue improvements to our roads and rails."

Murphy said he will take the feedback and stories he hears back to Washington as he works to secure robust federal investments in rail and road improvements that support economic development and job creation throughout Connecticut.

He launched a survey last month to hear from Metro-North passengers about their experiences along the Waterbury Branch Rail Line.