Thursday, July 03, 2014
By Keith M. Phaneufwww.ctmirror.org
More than 80 Connecticut highway, bridge and rail projects are at risk of delay if Congress cannot resolve a partisan standoff over a new infrastructure funding bill by October, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said today.
After meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Connecticut’s congressional delegation, Malloy said he fears political gridlock could eat away at the state’s construction job base.
“If we don’t get out to bid” before the federal fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, “then we lose 12 months” for dozens of projects, Malloy told reporters following the meeting.
President Obama’s administration has struggled to build support in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives for his proposed, $302 billion infrastructure bill.
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