Malloy, Foley Address Transportation at Candidate Forum

Sep 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Transportation

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he has spent more money to improve Connecticut’s transportation needs than prior administrations, but his Republican gubernatorial challenger calls the state’s traffic woes “shameful” and says more needs to be done to increase the capacity of the state’s highways.

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The forum was sponsored by Moving Transportation Forward in Connecticut, a coalition of groups interested in transportation issues. Each candidate addressed the crowd separately, with Tom Foley going first. In his opening remarks Foley called the transportation woes facing Connecticut “shameful”.

For more on this story, visit: Gov. Malloy, Tom Foley Discuss Connecticut’s Transportation Challenges | WNPR News.

Speaking to reporters after the forum, Foley gave the example of the New Britain to Hartford Busway known as CTfastrack. It’s a project estimated to cost $570 million when completed next spring. Two-thirds of the money came from the federal government. If he becomes governor, he might discontinue the service, Foley said.

For more on this story, visit: Foley and Malloy present different transportation visions for Conn. | WSHU.

“When you think about the human resources wasted while people sit in their cars, it’s shameful,” Foley said at the forum. “There’s a tremendous social cost to traffic congestion. We simply have to be more thoughtful about how we address it.”

For more on this story, visit: Foley says Connecticut traffic still ‘shameful’; Malloy claims progress after years of neglect.

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