“That’s vintage Malloy.”

February 26, 2018

“That’s vintage Malloy,” said state Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden. “‘If I don’t get my way or get tolls and gas taxes, I’m going to take it out on the public transit riders.”

Suzio, who sits on the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, criticized Malloy’s plan to spend $100 billion on infrastructure in 30 years.

“That number is preposterous,” Suzio said. “It’s got to be greeted with skepticism.”

The state used to spend $1.2 billion on roads and bridges annually and is now spending $3.3 billion every year, according to Suzio.

Suzio said there could be potential changes to the federal highway act that could deliver dollars to state.

“It’s prudent for us to pause and wait a minute and understand the changes so we know the implications for the plan,” he said.