State Representative Lucy Dathan (D-Norwalk/New Canaan) announced today that due to current public health concerns of the coronavirus spreading in the state, the bipartisan transportation forum that was scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18 at New Canaan Town Hall has been POSTPONED.
Citing public safety as the main priority, and with the most recent local developments, including the closing of public schools, the lawmakers decided that it is best to postpone events where the public may be at risk.
Once public health officials announce that it is safe to host public events again, an announcement will be sent with the new information.
While the transportation forum has been postponed, the legislative delegation (Senator Will Haskell (D-Bethel/New Canaan/Redding/Ridgefield/Weston/Westport/Wilton), Senator Alex Kasser (D-Greenwich/New Canaan/Stamford) and Representative Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan/Wilton)), doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to announce that funding for two local projects they have championed, were included on the State Bonding Package that they voted on during Wednesday’s session.
The Reconfiguration for Route 7 and Route 15 interchange in Norwalk and Improvements on the New Canaan Branch line to increase frequency and enhance service to and from main line, including siding, platform and improvements to the Springdale Station are slated to receive funding when they are placed on future agenda and passed by the State Bond Commission for final allocation.