The meeting was arranged due to detailed work by Gov. Ned Lamont’s chief of staff, Ryan Drajewicz, who headed to Washington this summer to talk to the Trump administration and seek new funding to fix the state’s aging infrastructure. As a result, federal officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will speak with Drajewicz, top legislators and state transportation officials at the state Department of Transportation in Newington. At the same time, Lamont’s transportation team is still studying the possibility of erecting tolls on bridges with the money raised dedicated to repairs on each specific bridge. Lamont said that concept is still at the early stages.