Creating and maintaining a modern and efficient system of transportation will be one of the keys to the future prosperity of Connecticut’s economy. However, Connecticut ranks near the bottom nationally in quality of infrastructure, which in turn makes it that much more difficult to attract business and create jobs. At the same time, the state’s continued fiscal restraints pose an ongoing impediment to repairing crumbling infrastructure. Thus, there is a need to find new ways to fund infrastructure projects that minimize the impact on our already stretched state budget and our taxpayers. The creation of a Connecticut Infrastructure Bank (CIB) could be one solution.