‘Make It Here‘ marketing conceals state tax burdens; resembles other campaign
HARTFORD—Governor Ned Lamont launched a ‘Make It Here’ marketing campaign to attempt to lure residents and businesses to the Nutmeg state. Unfortunately, Lamont and other state leaders haven’t mentioned how difficult it is to ‘make it here’.
For a variety of reasons, almost 90,000 people fled Connecticut this year.
Not unnoticed: the marketing tagline “Live, Work, Play” is very, very similar to “Live, Work, Ride” — which portrays single-family homes and long commutes as problems. These homes and travel distances must be mitigated, they argue, by dense, ‘affordable’ units and more state-controlled transportation programs.
Speaking of which….
State launches Micro Transport pilot program
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto have announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is awarding funding to nine transit districts and municipalities in Connecticut to develop and pilot an on-demand microtransit service.
Microtransit service is an accessible, on-demand mode of transportation that uses a smartphone app or phone number to request and schedule a ride within designated service areas.
“Microtransit is bringing additional transportation services to more people,” Governor Lamont said. “With first and last mile connections, gaps in Connecticut’s extensive public transportation system will be closed. Whether it’s going to an appointment, grabbing a bite to eat, or meeting up with friends and family, microtransit service improves the quality of life for our residents.”