Posted on September 24, 2019 by admin
Advocates for Structural Improvements in Naugatuck
HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), a House Republican Whip and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, attended a briefing with various representatives from Governor Lamont’s office. Present for the informational meeting were Ryan Drajewicz, Governor’s Chief of Staff, Jonathan A. Harris, Senior Advisor to the Governor, Chris Soto, Director of Legislative Affairs, and others, to discuss transportation infrastructure in collaboration with the US Department of Transportation and, specifically, the Build America Bureau.
The Build America Bureau promotes infrastructure development projects across the United States by enhancing access to credit and grant opportunities. They also assist in project planning and operations. Projects may include a number of transportation initiatives including highways, bridges and rail systems. The bureau serves as a resource for states and municipalities, and acts as the point of contact for those looking for loan programs through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF). The organization also provides information about public-private partnerships.
“Today I attended an informational meeting with Governor Lamont’s representatives to discuss available resources we can access to help finance transportation upgrades throughout the State of Connecticut, including Naugatuck,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Our community is home to thousands of commuters who rely on the rail and highways on a daily basis. We need to continue investing in our transportation infrastructure to promote business growth and investment in our region of Connecticut. The investment in our Waterbury Rail Line and the future Naugatuck Port Authority are key projects that will benefit the whole State. I thank the governor and his staff for reaching out and wanting to work together on a 10 year transportation and infrastructure plan. I look forward to working with the Build America Bureau, the governor’s office, and our local Mayor, and legislative body, to access the resources needed to achieve these objectives.”