local : sfchronicle – excerpt
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut will borrow $5 million to help Milford build a new downtown parking area…
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office says the money will be on the agenda of the next the State Bond Commission meeting.
The project involves the City of Milford purchasing about 2.2 acres next to the Milford train station which serves Metro-North’s New Haven Line and is used by about 5,000 riders daily.
The parking also can be used by those visiting the city’s courthouse, harbor boat and nearby businesses.
Governor Malloy’s office says it’s part of the administration’s effort to encourage the use of mass transit, reduce reliance on driving, and foster more dense, livable and walkable communities… (more)
Some government officials “get it”. Providing more parking near public transit encourages people to park and ride.