New Haven Mayor Toni Harp traveled to the nation’s capital today to pow wow with other public officials on infrastructure projects.
Part of the Federal Government’s Build America Investment Initiative, the infrastructure summit was hosted by the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The summit brings together over 100 leaders with diverse perspectives — from industry, finance, philanthropy, in addition to state and local governments — according to a White House release.
“I’m eager to … describe how a small, progressive New England city can compete with the best cities in the country for investment dollars and new projects and win,” Harpsaid in a statement. “New Haven has a growing number of success stories to tell — this conference provides a golden opportunity to attract national interest and more investment in all we’re doing.”
Harp’s participation comes as the city continues to grapple with several major development initiatives: the longstanding Downtown Crossing project, which seeks to connect the Hill to the downtown area, and the rehabilitation of Union Station.