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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Microtransit Pilot Program
Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is awarding funding to nine transit districts and municipalities in Connecticut to develop and pilot an on-demand microtransit service.
Governor Lamont Announces Q Bridge Will Be Illuminated Red, White, and Blue in Honor of Veterans Day
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Friday, November 10, 2023, and Saturday, November 11, 2023, in recognition of Veterans Day.
Governor Lamont Debuts 'Maker's Manifesto: Did You Know Edition'
Governor Ned Lamont today debuted the “Maker’s Manifesto: Did You Know Edition,” a lighthearted video that tells the deeper stories about the many ways Connecticut is a state of makers, creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are here for the purpose of good.
Governor Lamont Announces $11.7 Million in State Grants To Improve Transportation Safety and Accessibility in 17 Towns and Cities
Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation is awarding $11.7 million in grants to 17 towns and cities across Connecticut under the state-funded Community Connectivity Grant Program.
Governor Lamont Announces Trust Fund Investments Spare Connecticut Employers From Federal Tax Increases
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo today announced that the State of Connecticut has repaid the $1.2 billion Trust Fund loan that was used to cover nearly $11 billion in pandemic unemployment payments.
Governor Lamont, Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $2 Billion From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Rail Projects Across the State
Governor Ned Lamont and the members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation today announced the Federal Railroad Administration has selected ten projects in Connecticut for a total of nearly $2 billion in federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Governor Lamont and CTDOT Highlight Successful Bridge Replacement Project on Interstate 95 in Westport
Governor Ned Lamont today joined representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), construction crews and contractors, Congressman Jim Himes, and other state and local officials at a news conference in Westport to highlight a successful bridge replacement project along Interstate 95 near exit 17 in the town.
Governor Lamont Announces Federal Approval of Connecticut Education Network's $70.9 Million Broadband Infrastructure Plan
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury has approved his administration’s plan to invest a $70.9 million grant the state received from the American Rescue Plan Capital Projects Fund to upgrade network and cybersecurity infrastructure in the Connecticut Education Network (CEN), connect up to 170 community anchor organizations to CEN, and expand public WiFi service.
Governor Lamont Applauds Ørsted and Eversource's Final Investment Decision To Develop Connecticut's First Off-Shore Wind Farm
Governor Ned Lamont today is applauding the announcement made by joint venture partners Ørsted and Eversource on their final investment decision regarding Revolution Wind, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm under development in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statements on the Passing of Former First Lady Mary Frey Dempsey
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statements regarding the passing of Mary Frey Dempsey, wife of the 81st governor of Connecticut, John Dempsey, who served in office from 1961 to 1971.
Governor Lamont Convening Meeting of Higher Education Security Officials To Evaluate Methods of Combating Hate Crimes on College Campuses
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that in an effort to protect Connecticut from a growing rise of dangerous antisemitic incidents that have impacted college campuses across the country in the wake of the Hamas terror attacks on Israel, he is organizing a meeting of security officials representing public and private higher education institutions from across the state to discuss and evaluate methods to prevent incidents of hate on campuses in Connecticut.
Governor Lamont, Treasurer Russell, President Maric Announce UConn 2000 Bonds Receive Credit Rating Upgrade From Fitch
Governor Ned Lamont, Treasurer Erick Russell, and University of Connecticut President Radenka Maric today announced that Fitch Ratings has upgraded the credit rating for the State of Connecticut’s UConn General Obligation (GO) bonds, part of the UConn 2000 program, from “A+” to “AA-.”
Governor Lamont: Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shootings in Lewiston, Maine
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that in accordance with a proclamation from President Joe Biden directing flags to be lowered throughout the United States as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shootings last night in Lewiston, Maine, he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, October 30, 2023.
Governor Lamont Announces Kiana Foster-Mauro Is Connecticut's 2024 Teacher of the Year
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker today announced that Kiana Foster-Mauro, a fourth-grade teacher at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London, has been selected as Connecticut’s 2024 Teacher of the Year.
Governor Lamont Announces Advancement of the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Greater Hartford Mobility Study
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is advancing its Greater Hartford Mobility Study, which is aimed at reimagining and reconnecting neighborhoods between Hartford and East Hartford.