A report has been released by a bipartisan group of Congress called Rebuilding America's Infrastructure. It's about what's needed to fix public works related issues in the country.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty says it's a comprehensive report that goes further than roads, rail and bridges. It also covers airports, inland waterways and ports. Info-structure is also addressed including broadband and internet and a reliable, cyber-secure electric grid. She says it's every element that ought to be the envy of the world.
Esty notes that part of the reason Connecticut doesn't have enough money for infrastructure projects is because of the funding at the federal level not keeping up with needs. She says Connecticut sends a lot of money to DC and gets back less than most states. Congress has underfunded Connecticut for decades, with the Highway Trust Fund only bringing in 60 percent of what it used to, according to Esty.