Party-endorsed candidates spoke on transportation challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut.
Check out a snapshot of press coverage, and read our press release below!
- A long review from CT News Junkie focuses on the points on which Gov. Malloy and Mr. Foley differ.
- Accompanying the Stamford Advocate article is a series of photographs from the event. The New Haven Register also has high-quality photos.
- Since the Associated Press picked up the event, it was covered in outlets across the country!
- A Hartford Courant article mentions CT Fastrak, a project in which CFE has been heavily involved.
- You can listen to the entire forum from the Connecticut Radio Network.
- Great discussion of the forum on WNPR’s Political Roundtable. Listen here. You can find coverage from WSHU here.
- Fox CT televised a brief story on the event.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2014
Laura McMillan: 203-787-0646 x137
Sarah Ganong: 203-787-0646 x128
New Haven, Conn.—This morning, a broad-based group of state and regional transportation organizations hosted a gubernatorial candidate forum on transportation. Governor Dannel Malloy and candidate for governor Tom Foley each spoke on their intentions regarding the future of Connecticut’s transportation and took questions from the audience of nearly 250 members of the public.
The candidates were queried about Connecticut’s current transportation challenges and their plans for the future of transportation in the state. The discussion focused on the groups’ recently-released Candidate Bulletin for the fall election, which highlights safety, capacity, reliability, funding, and project development needs facing Connecticut’s transportation systems.
The Candidate Bulletin encourages the gubernatorial candidates and other public policymakers to protect state transportation funding, plan for an uncertain federal funding future, and expedite carefully-chosen projects. Policy recommendations include a lockbox on the state transportation fund to ensure monies are used only for transportation projects, improvements to the State’s ability to deliver projects efficiently, and a statewide transportation prioritization plan.
Hosting groups for the candidate forum include Transit for Connecticut, Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Regional Plan Association, Connecticut Association for Community Transportation, Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, and Capitol Region Council of Governments.
Transit for CT | Karen Burnaska | 203-261-9243 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-State Transportation Campaign | Steven Higashide | 212-268-7474 | email@example.com
CT Fund for the Environment | Roger Reynolds | 203-787-0646 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Plan Association | Amanda Kennedy | 203-356-0390 | Amanda@rpa.org
CACT | Mary Tomolonius | 860-693-0398 | email@example.com
CT LCV | Lori Brown | 860-236-5442 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CRCOG | Lyle Wray | 860-522-2217 | email@example.com
CCIA | Don Shubert | 860-529-6855 | firstname.lastname@example.org