Town hall held on state's 'traffic nightmare'

News 12

NORWALK - Sen. Chris Murphy held a town hall meeting Sunday to hear directly from Connecticut drivers about the state's transportation problems.

The meeting, held at the Norwalk Public Library, was part of Murphy's "Fed Up" campaign, one that Murphy says he launched to let state and federal lawmakers know how crucial transportation investments are for Connecticut.

Joined by state Sen. Bob Duff and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, Murphy spoke to dozens of residents about his ideas on how to fix what he calls the state's "traffic nightmare."

Discussions at the meeting included raising the gas tax to get transportation dollars and adding more parking to local train stations.

Murphy says Connecticut commuters spend too much time sitting in traffic, and money is needed to change that with things like Metro-North improvements, fixing bridges and widening I-95.

He says traffic means stress, wasted hours, being late for work, and missing out on quality time with family.

Murphy says changes to Connecticut's transportation system will make it a selling point for the area instead of a liability.

He says he plans to take what he hears at the meeting and bring those stories to lawmakers in Washington, D.C.