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Governor, CTDOT Postpone Hundreds of Connecticut Transportation Projects

​Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Jan. 10 that they were postponing hundreds of transportation projects totaling $4.3 billion until the General Assembly appropriates new revenue for the Special Transportation Fund.

The governor also said his administration will offer detailed revenue proposals that "would bring the projects back online" if lawmakers approve.

conndot.jpgThe announcement noted that Connecticut's Special Transportation Fund finances the transportation system, including operating costs of the CTDOT and all the services it provides.

The Malloy administration recently released a report "showing that without prompt action the STF will be in deficit by fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1," the news release said.

Besides postponing hundreds of new capital projects, including upgrades and replacements of major highway segments, the announcement said that "even routine highway maintenance and transportation aid to cities and towns are seriously jeopardized," by the fund's outlook.

"If Connecticut does not take the necessary action to allow us to restart these vital projects, not only will it put the state's infrastructure into a further state of disrepair, it will hurt our economy," Malloy said. "If we want to compete in the 21st century economy, we need a transportation system that works for people and businesses, and we need to invest in transit-oriented development to build the communities where people and businesses want to be."

He added that "this is preventable, but it requires immediate action. The legislature must act this year to avoid potentially devastating setbacks to our transportation system."

Redeker also said that "this isn't a problem that can be punted until future years. Connecticut needs immediate action."

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