Transportation & Infrastructure
America needs a 21st Century infrastructure plan to put our citizens back to work, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and provide clean, affordable transportation options for commuters and businesses. America must make this investment now, without further delay.
Investing in critical infrastructure projects will help create thousands of good-paying jobs in Connecticut and across the United States. Senator Blumenthal supports President Obama’s proposal to upgrade our nation’s transit, highways, and rail infrastructure and is committed to ensuring that every dollar Connecticut receives from the federal government for transportation and infrastructure funding be used to maximize job creation.
One important investment of this type is the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) high speed rail line that will create jobs, reduce congestion on our roads, and enhance transit-oriented development. The NHHS high speed rail line will create an estimated 4,710 construction-related jobs, over 8,000 total jobs, and save over 3.5 million gallons of fuel a year. Connecticut’s strong, continued commitment to improving high speed rail is a critical piece of our state’s economic development plan. Senator Blumenthal has worked with his colleagues to advance and gain funding for this important project.