Foley: traffic "shameful," Malloy claims progress

North Haven  (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he has spent more money to improve Connecticut's transportation needs than prior administrations, but his Republican challenger calls the state's traffic woes "shameful" and says more needs to be done to increase the capacity of the state's highways.

Malloy and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley appeared separately on Monday at a transportation forum hosted by regional transportation groups.

The Democratic governor said after adjusting for inflation, his administration "is far outspending" prior administrations. He said more work would have been done but many projects were not ready when he took office three-and-a-half years ago.

Foley says efforts aren't being made to expand the capacity on Connecticut's roads and Malloy is trying to "push people out of cars" by focusing more attention on mass transit.

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