The Crossroads of the Northeast
Connecticut occupies a unique position, acting as the Gateway to New England while being ingrained in the Tri-State (CT-NY-NJ) economy. Stamford, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and one of the top destinations for millennial workers in the nation1, is a 45-minute train ride from New York City’s Grand Central Station and the state’s capital, Hartford, is 1.5-hour drive from Boston.
With Metro-North commuter rail service to New York City and high-speed rail Amtrak lines throughout the Northeast, including to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., Connecticut is located in one of the most accessible parts of the country.
Bradley International Airport outside of Hartford, ranked the 2nd best airport in the U.S.2, and Tweed New Haven Airport on the southern coast service flights throughout the nation and internationally. Seven other small airports throughout the state service private and charter flights as well. Six out-of-state airports, including John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Boston Logan, and Newark Liberty can also serve the state, each less than 2 hours from Connecticut.
Connecticut Invests in Transportation Infrastructure
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is making $9.7 billion in capital investments. This includes investments across various modes of transportation such as highways, bridges, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. “Ongoing maintenance and upkeep of our existing infrastructure, combined with strategic, thoughtful investment in projects that reduce congestion, improve mobility and efficiency, and minimize our environmental impacts are critical to keep Connecticut moving forward and competitive in the future,” CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti said (Transportation Topics News).
- I-84, I-91 and I-95 go up and down the East Coast, throughout the U.S. and into Canada
- 50+ train stations in Connecticut
- CT Rail passenger service
- Amtrak passenger rail service
- CTtransit bus system
- Connecticut Port Authority
- Ferry system
- Bradley International Airport
- Regional airports
1 Niche, 2023; 2 Conde Nast, 2022