HARTFORD - Gov. Ned Lamont held a press conference on Tuesday morning to tout his administration’s transportation improvement plan.
During the press conference, the governor said he has support for the plan from some of the state’s biggest companies including Stanley Black & Decker in New Britain.
The governor and his administration are expected to spend the coming days and weeks pitching the Democrat’s new transportation plan dubbed CT2030.
The 10-year, $21.1 billion CT2030 initiative unveiled on Thursday is a scaled-down proposal that focuses heavily on fixing major chokepoints on Connecticut’s highways and speeding up commuter rail travel times. It will be funded with mostly borrowing and 14 new bridge tolls.
Lamont says he expects to be talking with “every single mayor” in the state, business leaders, chambers of commerce and state legislators.
The governor said during his press conference on Tuesday that he has already met with lawmakers and business leaders and that he would gladly hold town meetings around the state to take his plan to the people.
The Herald has reached out to Stanley Black & Decker and Mayor Erin Stewart for comment.
This story will be updated.