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Lamont Touts Connecticut Transportation Improvements Under Federal Infrastructure Bill

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Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure would be significantly improved by the federal infrastructure bill negotiated by the Biden Administration.

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has passed the U.S. Senate and awaits action in the U.S. House. Governor Ned Lamont said it would enable Connecticut to finally replace 100-year-old railroad bridges and improve highway bottlenecks.

“This bill means more to Connecticut than just about any state in the country. We do have really aging infrastructure. We have sort of got barbells on either side of us in Boston and New York, We’ve got to be able to move around,” Lamont said.

Lamont commended Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy for sponsoring the job training provision of the bill. He said it would help create long-term construction jobs.

Lamont joined leaders of the state’s construction unions in urging the U.S. House to pass the bill, so it could be signed into law by President Biden.

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As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year. In addition to providing long-form reports and features for WSHU, he regularly contributes spot news to NPR, and has worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative.
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