Mayors and First Selectmen representing municipalities with Waterbury Branch Line (WBL) rail stations will host area state legislators for a summit meeting on Friday, Feb. 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Naugatuck Town Hall. The event will provide the opportunity for a productive discussion of issues impacting future service on the WBL.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Jan. 10 announcement that indefinitely postpones $4.3 billion in transportation projects prevents the planned purchase of locomotives and train sets and other allocations needed to increase WBL rail service. The announcement also calls for a reduction in existing service on the line.