CT lawmakers tout funds for infrastructure: It’s about roads, bridges, airports, jobs — and faster trains with 5G

In his first public appearance since testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Gov. Ned Lamont teamed with part of the state’s Congressional delegation to tout the $250 million the state will receive each year, for the next five years, as part last year’s historic infrastructure bill. Planned improvements to the state’s rail system will shave 15 minutes off travel time from New Haven and Stamford to New York, Lamont said. Additionally, $20 million was set aside for the addition of 5G on the state’s trains. In total, the state will receive $5.4 billion from the infrastructure bill, to benefit all aspects of the state’s transportation systems. Under the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that Congress passed last year, Connecticut will get $250 million each year for the next five years, Giulietti said. Wednesday’s discussion was centered around the planned improvements for the state’s trains and buses, including upgrades to the state’s public buses to be electric vehicles.


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