December 12, 2016 Meeting

12-12-16 | Agenda and Minutes


  1. Approval of minutes of September 29, 2016 meeting
  2. Results of the Westport Transit District survey
  3. Public comment
  4. Other business
  5. Adjournment

MEETING | Draft Minutes

Westport Transit District (WTD) Directors: Martin Fox
Norwalk Transit District Staff:  Kimberlee Morton, CEO; Britt Liotta, Chief Operating Officer
James Marpe, Westport First Selectman; Jennifer Johnson, Westport RTM; Fotios Koskinas, Westport Chief of Police; Jennifer Tooker, Westport Board of Finance
Invited Presenter: Julian Beresford, Beresford Research

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 PM. 

Approval of Minutes of June 7, 2016 and September 29, 2016 meetings
The minutes of the June 7th and September 29, 2016 meetings of the Directors were approved as presented. 

Results of the Westport Transit District Survey
Mr. Marpe extended his appreciation to all those involved in moving the Town-wide survey forward, especially Directors Fox and Cimarosa and Beresford Research.  He stated that the results would help shape the future transit services in the Town of Westport. 

Director Martin Fox then provided a brief background about the survey.  He noted that upon becoming WTD Directors in March 2016, he and Ms. Cimarosa believed that it was important that the WTD commission a professionally administered survey to secure a better understanding of citizen attitudes about public transportation in Westport, WTD services and potential future services. Mr. Fox indicated that he and Ms. Cimarosa are very happy with the 1,500 responses to the survey and the quality of Beresford Research’s work on the project.  He said that he believes that the information that the survey has provided will be very useful to the WTD.  

Mr. Fox then introduced Mr. Beresford to review the final survey results.  The presentation is attached.  During and immediately after Mr. Beresford’s presentation, some attendees asked questions of Mr. Beresford and Mr. Fox about the survey.

Public Comment
Members of the public who wished to address the Directors on other subjects were asked to do so.  There were none. 

Other Business
No other business was noted. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for December 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM.