A Climate & Jobs Transportation Plan
Jonathan Harris, senior advisor to Governor Lamont, attended our Roundtable Gathering last month to hear participants’ feedback on the CT2030 transportation plan. We organized a follow-up meeting at the Capitol for allies to advocate for a revised plan that aligns with mandated climate goals.
Much-needed repairs to roads and bridges should be balanced by more substantial investments in transit – both rail and buses. Communities that have suffered the most from transportation pollution also have a greater dependence on buses and active transportation (biking, walking). So investing in those modes of transport not only enhances the quality of life in our metropolitan regions but also has a positive economic impact by improving access to jobs and services.
We hope the legislature agrees on a funding package in the coming weeks, so we can work with allies to ensure a robust public engagement process that will help prioritize how we invest those transportation dollars. We can put thousands of union members to work building a modern transportation system that strengthens the economy while protecting the climate and the public’s health.