The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) released an interim five-year Capital Plan, covering fiscal years 2022 – 2026 with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emission, protecting natural and community resources, and improving the health and safety of residents. The interim five-year Plan includes capital investments in roadways and bridges, public transportation, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
CTDOT anticipates utilizing $2.25 billion in total Capital Program funding in federal fiscal year 2022, which began October 1, 2021, including approximately $1.36 billion for roadway and bridge infrastructure, $844 million for bus and rail, and $49 million in support of agency facility repairs and improvements.
Public transportation continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, with rail ridership at approximately 50% and bus ridership over 70% of pre-COVID levels. Given the trends in the needs of our commuters, such as more telework options, a greater focus is on service improvement and customer experience projects. As part of Governor Ned Lamont’s TIME FOR CT, funds will be used on track upgrades, bridge repairs, and new rail fleet in order to create faster and safer rail service in the state.
-via Press Release