Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Sierra Club's Earth Day Advocacy for Rail

Here's a photo from the Sierra Club's Earth Day press conference with the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, taken at the Legislative Office Building today.

The Sierra Club, a national environmental organization, came out today in support of commuter rail in the region rather than a busway betweeen Hartford and New Britain.

In the photo, that's Molly McKay, the transportation chair of the Connecticut Sierra Club, Rep. Frank Nicastro of Bristol and Rep. Bill Hamzy of Plymouth.

I wrote about it for Friday's edition of The Bristol Press (

Interestingly, there were people from the DOT at the press conference, taking notes. Afterward, even though I interviewed them and New Britain Rep. Tim O'Brien, who was also there listening, they held another press conference later in the day with New Britain's mayor, O'Brien and others touting the busway.

They didn't invite me to that one, so I don't know what they said. Reporter James Craven at the New Britain Herald wrote about it, though. You could probably see it in tomorrow's Herald or online at It might also run in the Press.

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