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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff: Your Voice

July 15, 2016

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Hartford, CT 06106-1591


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New Investment in Waypointe Project

Waypointe ResidencesThis week, the State of Connecticut made another major investment in the future of Norwalk's West Avenue Corridor Redevelopment Area with a $3 million grant-in-aid to the City of Norwalk for public infrastructure associated with the Waypointe redevelopment project.

There has been a concerted effort for some time on behalf of myself, Mayor Rilling and the Norwalk legislative delegation to ensure that state bonding is part of the redevelopment of Norwalk's downtown, and this announcement is the latest indication of our success and of the State of Connecticut's belief and investment in Norwalk. Waypointe is one of the most dynamic, private developments in southwestern Connecticut in some time, and it will change the face of the region for decades to come. I'm thankful to Governor Malloy and the State Bond Commission for its support of Norwalk, and I look forward to the economic benefits this will bring to the area.

The new multi-million dollar private development of commercial and residential buildings featuring more than 400 apartments, retail development, restaurants and parking along West Avenue in Norwalk has created hundreds of construction jobs and a significant number of permanent jobs.

New Online 'Dashboard' Created for Transportation Initiatives

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the launch of a new interactive online tool, or "dashboard," to track the progress of the state's new Transportation Ramp-Up Program.

Let's Go CT!
Signed into law in 2015, the Transportation Ramp-Up Program is the first step of Let's Go CT!, a transformative strategy toward reinvesting in Connecticut's infrastructure and economic future. Under the Ramp-Up Program, funding was authorized by the General Assembly to get started on a mix of multi-corridor, multi-modal transportation initiatives. There are 34 major initiatives in total included in the Ramp-Up Program. All of these initiatives are being administered by DOT and some contain multiple projects.

The new dashboard provides important information about each of the Ramp-Up initiatives, including financial statistics, project descriptions, timeframes and current status. Summary and drill-down information is also provided by state fiscal year, by mode of transportation and by transportation corridor (area of the state).

The DOT encourages the public to check back often, as the dashboard will be updated on a quarterly basis.

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