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The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently broadcast the first episode of a new podcast about the state’s public transportation system, hosted by Rich Andreski, the agency’s chief of the bureau of public transportation.

[Above CT Rail photo via Wikipedia Commons.]

The podcast’s first episode – entitled “Along the Lines” – discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Connecticut’s public transportation system and the steps taken to ensure the health and well-being of frontline employees and customers alike with Garrett Eucalitto, deputy commissioner of the Connecticut DOT and Melissa Kaplan-Macey, vice president-state programs and Connecticut’s director for Regional Plan Association.

Connecticut DOT’s Rich Andreski

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

The agency noted in a statement that this new podcast series explores a wide range of topics from the role transit plays in Connecticut communities to the past, present, and future of the state’s public transportation system.

“We’re excited to launch the podcasts as it allows us to reach our customers in an engaging format,” noted Connecticut DOT’s Andreski.

“The podcast allows us to take a deeper dive on trends and issues and gives our valued customers insight into the decisions that impact their commute,” he said. “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.”

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