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Old 07-26-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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This is great news!

$537 million approved for transportation - WFSB 3 Connecticut
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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A band aid fund...this state needs a reconstructive surgery fund for I-95 alone.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Did they "borrow" more money for projects currently underway? And to re-surface the road?

Resurfacing of 250 lane miles of state highways, 40 bridge restoration projects, including continuation of New Haven's Q Bridge work along I-95, and widening of I-84 in Waterbury are among the projects to be funded.

Whats our surpluss?(if we have one)
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Thats not good news , thats a slap in the face. Southern states seem to get billions while the Northern states get a few hundred million... CT should be given 4 Billion , 2 Billion for Rail/Transit and 2 Billion for Highway and Road Projects...each Northeastern state should be given the same amount with greater sums going to NJ , PA , NY and MD...
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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What about 1-95 in Fairfeild County
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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What I heard was it will be a total of almost $1 Billion dollars. CT has put up $570M and the Fed will put in another $600M. What they don't tell you is that the money is slated to pay for some of the Q-Bridge Project ( a portion of the EST $350M) and another $200M is slated for the West River Project, which is a big project on I-95 in West Haven. So that leaves about $500M for paving and multiple roads projects. Malloy estimated 20,000 construction jobs. Might be a slight oversight since he said the busway will provide 4,000 jobs directly related to construction NOT indirect. But none-the-less it will create jobs which will be a huge help.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Malloy estimated 20,000 construction jobs. Might be a slight oversight since he said the busway will provide 4,000 jobs directly related to construction NOT indirect. But none-the-less it will create jobs which will be a huge help.
Now imagine what an entire overhall of I-95 will do to make it 10 lanes. Job Boom! lol
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Perhaps there would be money for infrastructure if we cut the "Defense" budget by about 75% and close some of those corporate tax loopholes.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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What's with all the focus on 84 in Waterbury? That should be low priority compared to the SW 95 corridor.

I often wonder if the fact Hartford pols never have to travel 95 at rush hour on a regular basis makes for a "see no evil" situation.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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What's with all the focus on 84 in Waterbury? That should be low priority compared to the SW 95 corridor.

I often wonder if the fact Hartford pols never have to travel 95 at rush hour on a regular basis makes for a "see no evil" situation.

I was thinking the same. Then i remembered that Danny boy plans his moves well in advance. So, i fully expect that around spring of next year, he'll propose some grandiose plan for FFC highways.
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