Transit funding a political battle in Connecticut

Jun 12th, 2014 | By | Category: General

A broken railroad bridge in Connecticut that snarled the commutes for hundreds of thousands twice in eight days recently has become the latest flashpoint in a political fight over transportation funding.

The practice by lawmakers and previous governors to use the transportation fund — and other dedicated funds such as those for energy conservation and other initiatives — as piggy banks producing easy sources of money has drawn fire from advocates and special interest groups for years.

State Sen. Toni Boucher, the ranking Republican senator on the legislature’s Transportation Committee, accused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration this week of transferring $184 million from the special transportation fund since the Democrat took office in 2011.

For more on this story, visit: Transit funding a political battle in Connecticut – Businessweek.

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