HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – Before he is officially sworn-in as Governor of Connecticut, Dan Malloy is already aggressively going after federal dollars.
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports
Specifically, Malloy has his eye on federal transportation funds that had been marked for the rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River. Malloy notes that’s a multi-billion-dollar transportation project that was cancelled by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.READ MORE: FDNY Unions Protest Vaccine Mandate For NYC Workers, First Responders: 'We Currently Have A Staffing Shortage As It Is'
“If Governor Christie is going to cancel a major project in New Jersey, why not spend that money within the region?” Malloy said to WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.MORE NEWS: Inside Look At 9 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn's Tallest Skyscraper
Malloy has met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his team hoping to funnel some of those funds right to Connecticut’s rails and roads.