Funding for Greater Hartford Mobility Study Passes House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the passage of the INVEST in America Act, out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which included $16 million for the Greater Hartford Mobility Study. Larson submitted the funding as part of a Community Funding Project request.
“The Greater Hartford Mobility Study will be the blueprint for upgrading the Hartford region’s infrastructure. For too long, Hartford-area residents have had to live with the mistakes of the past. The North End has been cut off from the rest of the city by I-84 and I-91 blocks access to the Connecticut river. This $16 million Community Funding Project will allow the state to complete the design-build study and begin work on the Hartford region’s future,” said Larson.
Rep. Larson has been a longstanding proponent of removing the I-84/91 interchange. Recently, he has worked with the Hartford 400 group on their proposal that would recapture our riverfront in Hartford and East Hartford, reconnect the North End of Hartford to the rest of the city, expand intermodal transportation, and reclaim valuable land in East Hartford.