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Investing in Connecticut
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Long-Term Highway funding
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More on Transportation
Washington, DC— Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 3864, the INVEST in America Act. The bill will reauthorize surface transportation projects – including roads, bridges, and mass transit – across the country as well as provide funds for clean water and wastewater infrastructure. Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) voted for the bill, which will provide much-needed funding for several projects in Southwest Connecticut.
Bridgeport, CT— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) announced the final list of projects he will submit for funding through both the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Member-Designated Projects process and Appropriations Committee Community Project Funding (CPF) process.
Today, Representatives Jim Himes (CT-04) and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) announced the Western Connecticut Council of Governments received a $400,000 federal grant from the Department of Transportation. The Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant will be used to perform a study on the best method to finance improvements to the Metro-North Danbury and New Canaan Branch Lines.
Oxford, CT – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Waterbury-Oxford Airport received a $765,054.00 CARES ACT grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, which will provide a 6,360 foot long fence to prevent wildlife hazards and ensure safe airport operations.
Bridgeport, CT – Congressman Himes will be joined by Senator Blumenthal, Stamford Mayor Martin and Stamford Transportation, Traffic and Parking Bureau Chief Jim Travers for a $6,730,532 federal grant announcement to the Connecticut Department of Transportation for upgrades and renovations to existing facilities to accommodate new battery-electric buses.
WHEN: Thursday August 20th at 10:00am
WHERE: Stamford Transportation Center (North Entrance), 153 N State Street, Stamford, CT
(STAMFORD, CT) – Congressman Jim Himes together with Governor Ned Lamont, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Chris Murphy, today announced the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has been awarded a $6.7 million federal grant to modernize the CTtransit bus facility in Stamford by providing accommodations for battery electric buses, which will soon be used on the system. The grant comes from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Program.
Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a spending package designed to fund large portions of the government for the next fiscal year. Included in the package was the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, which contained $61 billion in emergency spending to expand access to broadband for underserved communities.
Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 2, the Moving Forward Act. This bill will provide the funding to reduce both traffic congestion and dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and enable America to remain competitive in a global economy where many of our rivals are out-investing us in infrastructure.
America’s deteriorating transportation networks are a roadblock to commerce. Improvements to this sector are an essential investment in our country’s future and an effective way to create jobs and boost the economy. Residents of Connecticut don’t need to spend much time on I-95, Merritt Parkway, Metro North, or Amtrak to understand the severity of the challenges we face locally.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement on passage of a long-term transportation bill: