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Lamont Proposes Free Connecticut Bus Service On Weekends This Summer

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said he has a program to help keep state residents healthy and improve the environment. He said: take the bus.

“I’d like to see less people in cars. I’d like to see more people taking fastrack, more people taking the bus. So I’m going to propose to the Legislature that we provide free bus service on weekends this summer,” Lamont said.

Lamont said the program would be paid for with money from the American Rescue Plan.

He said lawmakers could extend it beyond the summer if they endorse Connecticut joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

At least 13 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have joined the initiative to cap carbon emissions from gasoline, and require gas suppliers to buy carbon credits.

It would mean a 5 cent increase to gas prices starting in 2023.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.