Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed into law on August 2, 2015 legislation to permit $2.8 billion in transportation bonds. The bonds will be used to fund the first five years of Gov. Malloy’s “Let’s Go CT” program, a 30-year plan to upgrade the state’s highways and bridges, expand the rail system and bus service, and improve airports, ports, bike and pedestrian paths, and freight systems.

An in-depth case study on the 2015 Connecticut transportation bond is now available, including history, the demonstrated need for funding, the breakdown of the legislation and how it was passed, who supported and who opposed the bill, and lessons learned from the campaign. To view the case study, visit: Connecticut Transportation Bond (2015). To view other case studies, visit the ‘Campaign Case Studies’ tab.

The TIAC staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of recent successful—and unsuccessful—state and local legislative and ballot initiative campaigns aimed at increasing transportation infrastructure investment. For each case, the studies dig into the politics, issues, media and major players involved in the effort. You’ll also find here a summary of successful campaign “Best Practices” gleaned from this research.

TIAC attempts to track all ongoing state and local transportation funding and financing developments in real time and reports on them frequently through our Blog. If you would like to contribute information to this effort, please contact the TIAC staff.