White House gives Connecticut C-minus grade for infrastructure; pushes ‘need for action’

According to the report, Connecticut has 248 bridges and more than 2,100 miles of highway in poor condition – and 19% of trains and other public transit are past useful life.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2021, 11:54 PM

Updated 1,136 days ago

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President Biden and Vice President Harris met with business leaders and lawmakers Monday to push the administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan. 
The administration is also justifying the need for this investment with a report card for each state. Connecticut received a C-minus infrastructure grade.
New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island received the same grade.
According to the report, Connecticut has 248 bridges and more than 2,100 miles of highway in poor condition – and 19% of trains and other public transit are past useful life.
President Biden says the American jobs plan is an investment in the future.
"It's about investing in infrastructure not for the 20th century but for the 21st century. It's not just roads and bridges, we're investing in water systems so America can have clean water infrastructure.”
He also mentioned investments in high-speed rail and charging stations for electric vehicles.
President Biden's plan also puts money toward child care and broadband internet upgrades.


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