Connecticut initiates novel transportation plan funding
The purpose of the initiative is to make Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure better by modernizing its entire system across the state. Malloy also intends for this to create more jobs and attract more businesses.
"Over the next five years, Connecticut will invest billions in transportation so we can revitalize our aging system,” Malloy said. “This first round of funding is one piece in a long-term vision to transform our infrastructure -- a vision for transportation on a scale Connecticut has never seen. Over time, we all will begin to see the transformation and improvement of our infrastructure -- including roads, bridges, and public transit -- and that begins here with these allocations today. If we want to improve our state's economy, if we want to grow jobs and support business, then we must make these crucial investments in our infrastructure."
Malloy believes Connecticut's future depends on enhancing the state's infrastructure.
"Improving transportation is fundamental to strong economic and market growth," Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said. "It's clear that Connecticut's economy is headed in the right direction -- we've added more than 80,000 private-sector jobs and made important progress in improving the business climate. Addressing highway gridlock, rail and bus capacity, and other barriers to commerce is a smart, strategic next step to continued growth and development.”