Transit Oriented Development and Global Warming

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Record lows challenged November 18th, 2014

Connecticut residents have experienced the coldest winter on record this year.  Record low temperatures ran deep through the East Coast and Midwest in in February 2015 and November 2014 while the State of Connecticut went further into debt to fight “Global Warming”.    The State Bonding Commission has been increasing the state debt by a BILLION dollars a year on average under the Malloy Administration while implementing these projects to make temperatures cooler.  This week the state also bonded TENS of MILLIONS for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects for infrastructure, housing and rail-related planning projects.  New Haven has more than $30Million allocated for infrastructure improvements for it’s downtown regional project while the City of Hamden has more than $3o MILLION dollars allocated.  The state currently has billions of future revenues allocated for bonding for TOD related regional projects with more than ONE BILLION DOLLARS earmarked for the creation of a new transit hub in Windham.

 

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Is Transit Oriented Development a “Global Warming” green program?
Excerpted from a press release:
“Make no mistake about it, Connecticut is doing its part to slow global warming. In fact, we are a national leader in efforts to reduce the amount of carbon emissions being put into the atmosphere.

…substantial emissions reductions documented in the report include:
Transportation sector, where emissions are dominated by tailpipe emissions from personal vehicles, Connecticut has seen an impressive 17% decrease in emissions from 2004. Additional work is needed, however, to meet the state’s 2020 and 2050 emission reduction mandates.
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Connecticut is working diligently to reduce transportation emissions by enacting stringent tailpipe emissions limits for cars and trucks sold in the state, building “range confidence” in order to facilitate adoption of electric and fuel cell vehicles that don’t have any tailpipe emissions, increasing mass transit opportunities, and supporting transit oriented urban/suburban planning.

http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?A=4010&Q=546298

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/11/record_low_temperature_could_f.html

http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/Agenda_Nov19_2014_REVISED.pdf

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/coldest-month-ever-northeast-bids-bitter-goodbye-february-n314326




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