February 25, 2011
Support for the budget for the Department of Transportation in the Governors proposed budget, HB 6380 AAC the Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2013
Members of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut recognized the critical importance of Transportation for Connecticut by designating transportation as a legislative priority. Transportation is critical to keeping our economy viable, our workers working and making Connecticut competitive and modern.
During these difficult economic times, transit is needed more than ever. Availability of affordable transit is of critical importance to the states economy and environment and to the quality of life for all residents.
We support the Governors proposed budget funding for transit operations. It is responsive to the needs for fiscal restraint and yet it maintains sufficient funding for the critical bus transit operations. We thank the Governor for recognizing this need and recommending no fare increase.
An investment in transit projects generates short and long-term jobs needed to get our state's economy started again. We urge your consideration to funding the following transit needs:
Jara N. Burnett