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Murphy Releases Norwalk 'Fed Up' Report On Commuter Trouble Areas

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., releases the first of his "Fed Up" reports detailing what changes can be made to make commuting easier in Norwalk.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., releases the first of his "Fed Up" reports detailing what changes can be made to make commuting easier in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

NORWALK, Conn. -- After hearing directly from more than a 1,000 Connecticut commuters about why they’re "Fed Up" with the dire state of Connecticut’s roads and rail lines, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), has released the first in a series of reports, called “Fed Up: Traffic on the I-95 Corridor”, to identify the specific trouble areas in Norwalk for commuters and to propose a set of policies that will improve traffic and congestion.

The first report specifically focuses on the commuter experiences of Norwalk’s 88,000 residents, and outlines recommendations for improvement at exits 14, 15, and 16 in Norwalk, as well as on the Metro-North New Haven Line.

Each report will combine the voices of real commuters with data to analyze what can be fixed on a town-by-town and exit-by-exit basis along the I-95 corridor from New Haven to New York.

“I launched my ‘Fed Up’ campaign to hear the real stories of moms and dads, business owners, and employees who are fed up with traffic. The response was overwhelming,” said Murphy. “I’ve taken their nightmare stories with me back to Washington, and now I’m working to fix it. Each of these reports will identify the specific repairs and upgrades we need to make to ensure that Connecticut residents can make it home in time for dinner, and safely to their jobs and their kids’ schools.”

To download a PDF of Murphy’s report, click here .

Based on feedback received by commuters in Norwalk during a town hall meeting, the latest ‘Fed Up’ report recommends specific action items to improve East Avenue and I-95 Exit 16 Interchange ramps, relieve parking demand at Metro-North stations, and expedite upgrades to the century-old Norwalk Walk Bridge.

Murphy called on U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to secure federal investments in Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure. Just a few months later, Congress passed a long-term $305 billion transportation bill that preserves critical funding sources for Connecticut and authorizes more than $1.4 billion of investments in Amtrak and rail safety along the Northeast Corridor.

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

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