For immediate release: August 2, 2007
Contact: Kate Slevin
TSTC Statement on Connecticut Infrastructure
"The bridge collapse in Minneapolis serves as a tragic reminder that we must
invest our transportation dollars in our existing infrastructure, and take
infrastructure maintenance very seriously. Other countries invest much more
in sustaining their roads, highways, bridges and transit systems -- we
should follow their lead," said Kate Slevin, Executive Director of the
Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a regional policy watchdog group.
The Campaign recently analyzed federal data on Connecticut bridge
conditions. Those findings are detailed in Mobilizing the Region #554.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a policy watchdog organization
working to reverse deepening automobile dependence in the New York/New
Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region.