Malloy, I need more money for transportation Projects

Governor Malloy thinks that congress is crazy for failing to approve a long term transportation bill that would help fix
update roads and bridges right here in Connecticut.  On the plans are the replacement of the I-84 corridor in Hartford.
Projects already slated to begin work are the Q-Bridge, The Moses Wheeler Bridge and of course the Bus-way from New Britain to Hartford.

Malloy  said, “ It is irresponsible.  Unemployment does not seem to frighten people in Washington as it does in my home state of Connecticut.  The cloud of short term that now funds the building of roads and bridges makes it very difficult for the Connecticut Department of Transportation to plan or move forward on new projects, such as the replacement of the I-84 viaduct that runs through Hartford. ”

Our own Senator Blumenthal, has jumped on the bandwagon of blaming Republicans for
this fiasco.  He spoke in front of construction workers at the site of the Long Wharf Project
to urge passage of a long term transportation bill.

It seems to me that the State of Connecticut should begin prioritizing what is important.
Is it a Bus-way or is it pot holes and bridge repair?

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  1. Plainvillian on June 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Haven’t the central planners been responsible for ongoing maintenance of bridges and roads all these years?? Have they been derelict in their duties or is this yet another crisis marched out to justify ever-increasing spending??? Final question:? Why should we trust the same minions of malfeasance to solve the problem?

  2. Lynn on June 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Lol, Malloy thinks Congress is irresponsible,well they are, but that is a little like the pot calling the kettle black. Oh and I am not a racist that is an old expression.

  3. ssteven on June 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    How about the money from the bus to nowhere. Lol

  4. PatRiot on June 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    The only sanity comes from the Republicans.
    1.??Will forego?maintenance and repairs and barge ahead on new projects.??
    ?????? a.? Feds send $$ for magic bus.???? b.? Feds and state raid gas tax $$ for everything but its intended purpose.?
    2.? Cannot balance a checkbook .
    3.??Cannot see that the maintenance and repair work will?provide longer term jobs than the bus project.
    ? Me thinks alot of the money has been used on cheap hallucinogens.

  5. JBS on June 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    With all of the money spent by the Department of Transportation one would think the roads were pristine and the bridges were made out of an indestructible material. Of course, when Mal-oi says more “money for transportation”, he really means more money for him and his legislature to misdirect. The only “transportation” will public monies into the pockets of the favored.
    Is there an exclusive club on a chic island where they all get together?

  6. theignorantfisherman on June 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Yo… Wait a minute…How could this be??? He said that we wouldn’t need to spend more money…? LOL!


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