MURPHY LAUNCHES “FED UP” CAMPAIGN TO HEAR FROM COMMUTERS & IMPROVE CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION

Murphy will gather feedback via online survey & listen to commuters’ stories; Part of Murphy’s larger effort to secure robust federal investments for Connecticut transportation

HARTFORD — Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) launched a new campaign and online survey, ‘Fed Up’, to hear directly from Connecticut’s commuters about why they’re ‘fed up’ with Connecticut’s traffic and poor transportation infrastructure. Murphy 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. As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Murphy 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. 

Connecticut residents are encouraged to visit Murphy’s ‘Fed Up’ website and share their commuting experiences at www.murphy.senate.gov/fedup

“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.”

Last month as part of his listening campaign, Murphy launched an online survey to hear from Metro-North passengers about their experiences along the Waterbury Branch Rail Line.