Connecticut Approves $1.1 Billion in Transit Funding

The state bond funding unlocks up to $2.5 billion in federal transportation funds.

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October 9, 2023, 7:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

AMtrak train at station in New Haven, Connecticut.

Amtrak train at Union Station in New Haven, Connecticut. | kmlPhoto / Adobe Stock

A press release from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s office announces $1.1 billion in state bond funding for public transit, which could bring in up to $2.5 billion in additional federal transit funding to the Constitution State.

“The $1.1 billion in state bond funding we are releasing today positions our state to create the transportation network of the future, which will connect people to jobs, employment, and all our state has to offer,” the governor said, adding, “Notably, it will support our ongoing goal of putting the infrastructure in place that will help reduce travel times between New Haven and New York.”

According to the press release, “The funding includes more than $666 million for public transportation and more than $300 million for roads and bridges.” Projects include upgrading rail infrastructure on the Northeast Corridor, repairing bridges on the state highway system, and the demolition of a parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center, which “will allow the state to proceed with solicitation of Transit-Oriented Development projects adjacent to the station, which is the busiest rail station in the state.”

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