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Legislation Proposed By Wilton's Lavielle Clears Transportation Committee

Rep. Gail Lavielle had to proposed pieces of legislation clear the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee recently.
Rep. Gail Lavielle had to proposed pieces of legislation clear the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee recently. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- Two pieces of legislation linked to proposals submitted by State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R- Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) cleared the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee recently.

One article of legislation would amend the State Constitution limiting the use of moneys contained in the Special Transportation Fund to transportation-related projects.

The other would create a Port Authority to develop, promote, and manage Connecticut’s three deep-water ports in Bridgeport, New Haven and New London.

"Protecting the money in the Special Transportation Fund from diversion for other purposes is crucial for the maintenance, repair, and improvement of our roads, bridges, rails, and other transportation infrastructure," Lavielle said in a statement.

"I believe that creating a Port Authority to focus on developing our deep-water ports will stimulate business, improve the movement of freight, and reduce highway traffic congestion, and this will make Connecticut a more competitive place to do business.”