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On Wednesday, February 13, at 10:30 a.m., the Transportation Committee of the CT General Assembly will open a hearing on a large number of proposed bills, including Proposed S.B. 775, establishing the Central Connecticut Loop Trail. Senator Norm Needleman of Portland and Senator Mary Abrams of Meriden and Cheshire are co-introducers of the bill. Senator Matt Lesser of MIddletown, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield has been very helpful to the Jonah Center in the past, including by championing our ban on commercial trapping of snapping turtles.
We are still looking for testimony in support of SB775 to be submitted by email to TRAtestimony@cga.ct.gov It is recommended to submit testimony via attachment in pdf format with the bill # in the subject line.
The Central Connecticut Loop Trail will be a 111 mile mostly off-road bicycle route in the center of our state. The route passes through Cheshire, Southington, Plainville, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Bloomfield, Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, Bolton, Andover, Columbia, Willimantic, Lebanon, Amston, Colchester, East Hampton, Portland, Middletown, and Meriden. Continue reading