The Shore Line East Riders' Association (SLERA) was created during the spring of 1995 when Governor Rowland proposed that Shore Line East Commuter Rail Service (SLE) be discontinued. SLERA mobilized riders and other supporters of commuter rail, including legislators, and to everyone's surprise it worked. SLERA mobilized again in 1997 and celebrated a second victory when the Governor tried a second time to eliminate SLE. Today we work with the Connecticut Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) and our elected officials to to increase ridership and maintain the tradition of a safe, ontime, inexpensive and user-friendly commuter rail service. SLERA is a loosely knit coalition of commuters, whose purpose is to ensure that SLE continues to operate in the future. Our current focus is providing suggestions for improvements to the proposed new stations associated with the implementation of high speed train service, and to increase service before the Q-Bridge construction project begins. Using SLE as a model, our goal is to expand this service in particular and commuter rail service in general throughout the state.
Shore Line East Riders' Association PO BOX 51 Madison, CT 06443