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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Rossi calls on DOT to maintain train station property

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WEST HAVEN, June 13, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, with acting Public Works Commissioner Lou Esposito, right, points out an area of concern while discussing the landscaping and property maintenance of the West Haven train station with Assistant Rail Administrator Richard T. Jankovich and Transportation Rail Officer Marlene Cordero of the state Department of Transportation on Wednesday, June 13, at 20 Railroad Ave.

Rossi and Esposito met with the officials, along with Transportation Supervising Rail Officer Craig M. Bordiere, to resolve widespread concerns of overgrown grass and plantings around the $130 million Metro-North Railroad commuter station, which is owned by the DOT.

During the productive meeting, DOT officials agreed to improve the lawn and maintenance care of the property, which is managed by Konover Commercial Corp. of West Hartford, and to install benches in the common area in front of the station.

Rossi also discussed the need for food vendors, which, officials said, are being sought by the DOT to meet public demand.

The 3,000-square-foot, LEED-certified West Haven Station opened in August 2013. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the rating system used by the U.S. Green Building Council to measure a building’s sustainability and resource efficiency.

(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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