Lamont, an early backer of Joe Biden, said the nation was hungry for clarity about who will occupy the White House in January or the precise makeup of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Lamont celebrated Democratic gains in Connecticut, while confessing disappointment in the uncertain presidential results. Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewiecz said they remain optimistic that Biden, who has proposed federal stimulus spending for transportation and other needs, eventually will be declared the winner of the presidential race. With gas prices low and motorists driving fewer miles during the pandemic, Connecticut needs to find additional revenue for the Special Transportation Fund, which heavily relies on fuel taxes to pay debt service on transportation projects. Connecticut’s transportation rebuilding program currently receives about $1 billion annually from state borrowing, and another $700 million-to-$750 million in federal grants.