Senator Fasano: Governor Malloy Has Failed to Improve Transportation in our State

July 15, 2014

HARTFORD— State Senator Len Fasano (R-34) Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore, released the following statement today in response to the White House report which found that Connecticut has the worst roads in the nation.

“The White House report proves what Republicans have been saying all along: Connecticut’s governor has failed to improve transportation in our state. His poor budget decisions have severely jeopardized the safety of Connecticut’s roads, bridges and railways. The resulting problems spell disaster for our state.

“While Connecticut has some of the highest taxes in the nation, taxpayer dollars are clearly not being used appropriately. The governor has diverted over $189 million dollars away from transportation funding to be used on other projects. Thanks to this level of neglect, we now have the worst roads in the entire nation.

“An efficient transportation system enhances everyday life and safety for hundreds of thousands of people across our state. Unfortunately, the governor has exacerbated serious inefficiencies in our state’s transportation infrastructure by not providing the appropriate level of funding. Our state is in trouble, and it’s time the governor recognizes his failures so we can move forward with improvements immediately.”