Lamont To Officially Unveil His Latest Transportation Plan

November 07, 2019 - 11:13 am

Aaron Kupec/WTIC

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to officially unveil his latest plan to overhaul Connecticut's transportation system.  

The Democrat is scheduled to announce the CT2030 initiative on Thursday afternoon at reset Social Enterprise Trust, a Hartford-based nonprofit that assists entrepreneurs.  

According to a proposed executive summary of the initiative, obtained by The Associated Press, the plan limits new tolling to 14 specific bridge, interchange and highway projects. It also sets in motion a possible fully functioning airport in south-central Connecticut and invests in bus, rail and port improvements.  

The plan also proposes Connecticut partner with private companies to develop high-speed ferry service from Stamford to lower Manhattan; calls for track improvements and new stations along the Hartford Line; and includes funding for new commuter rail cars and public busses.

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