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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has launched its first episode of “Along the Lines”, a new podcast about public transportation in Connecticut. The podcast series will explore a wide range of topics from the role transit plays in our communities to the past, present, and future of Connecticut’s public transportation system.

Rich Andreski, CTDOT’s Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Public Transportation, will host the podcasts. Guests will include transportation advocates, local policymakers, members of the community, and customers of public transportation.

The inaugural podcast discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Connecticut’s public transportation system and the steps taken to ensure the health and well-being of frontline employees and customers alike during the pandemic. Garrett Eucalitto, Deputy Commissioner of CTDOT and Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Vice President, State Programs, and Connecticut Director for Regional Plan Association (RPA) joined the conversation.

“We’re excited to launch the podcasts as it allows us to reach our customers in an engaging format,” stated Rich Andreski. “The podcast allows us to take a deeper dive into trends and issues and gives our valued customers insight into the decisions that impact their commute. But this isn’t just a podcast for transit riders, we hope anyone with an interest in public transportation will listen in and engage with us going forward.”

The “Along the Lines” podcast is now available on AppleGoogleSoundcloudLibsyn, and Spotify. The podcasts will also be available on additional channels as more are produced.