Opinion: Fix Connecticut roads before building new ones

03/3/2008 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

Smart-growth advocates in Connecticut are criticizing a state transportation budget that earmarks 32% of available funds for highway-expansion projects while only 19% is spent on maintaining existing roads. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign wants to see the state Department of Transportation implement a "fix-it-first" policy that also seeks to reduce commuters' dependence on cars by encouraging close-in development with access to public transportation.

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