Full Committee Hearing

A 21st Century Transportation System: Reducing Gridlock, Tackling Climate Change, and Growing Connecticut’s Economy

Date:   Thursday, April 16, 2009 Time:   10:00 AM

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The witnesses on Panel I will be: Mr. Joseph F. Marie, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation; The Honorable John DeStefano, Jr., Mayor, New Haven, Connecticut; Mr. Howard R. Permut, President, Metro-North Railroad; Mr. Joseph H. McHugh, Vice-President, Government Affairs, Amtrak; and Mr. Ronald Kilcoyne, CEO, Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority. The witnesses on Panel II will be: Mr. James S. Butler, Executive Director, Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments; Ms. Karen Burnaska, Coordinator, Transit for Connecticut; Mr. Philip Madonna, Business Agent/Financial Secretary/Treasurer, Amalgamated Transit Union; and Mr. Eric Brown, Associate Counsel, Connecticut Business and Industry Association.


Majority Statements

  1. Senator Christopher J. Dodd

Witness Panel 1

  1. Honorable John DeStefano
    NewHaven, Connecticut
  2. Mr. Ronald Kilcoyne
    Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority
  3. Joseph F. Marie
    Connecticut Department of Transportation
  4. Mr. Joseph H. McHugh
    Government Affairs, Amtrak
  5. Howard R. Permut
    Metro-North Railroad

Witness Panel 2

  1. Mr. Eric Brown
    Associate Counsel
    Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  2. Ms. Karen Burnaska
    Transit for Connecticut
  3. Mr. James S. Butler
    Executive Director
    Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
  4. Mr. Philip Madonna
    Business Agent/Financial Secretary/Treasurer
    Amalgamated Transit Union