House Transportation Chair

December 1, 2022

For Immediate Release                                                  



State Representative Roland Lemar (D-New Haven/East Haven) is pleased to announce that Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford, Manchester) have reappointed him as House Chair of the Transportation Committee for a new term.

 "With a commitment to the health and safety of our infrastructure and everyone who uses our roads, bridges and public transportation, Roland has the vision and experience to navigate this complex policy area," said Speaker Ritter. "He is an innovator when it comes to transportation." 

 "As conversations and initiatives to better the state’s infrastructure remain critical to preparing for Connecticut’s future, Rep. Lemar’s continued leadership is essential," Majority Leader Rojas said. "Rep. Lemar has led the committee through a number of challenging policy debates, always remaining optimistic and focused on the work we can accomplish together. He’s been a critical voice in implementing policies that are building a sustainable future for funding transportation infrastructure and has been a determined voice in improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists."

 "I am thankful to Speaker Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas for trusting me to continue leading the Transportation Committee and the Finance Sub-Committee for Transportation Bonding as we work together to explore opportunities to revamp our transportation system," Rep. Lemar said. "Providing real options and real equity in the services we offer to our residents are some of our top priorities and I am excited to guide the legislature through this transformative time for our state's infrastructure."

This will be the third consecutive term with Lemar leading the Transportation Committee.

Roland Lemar was first elected in 2010 to represent the 96th Assembly District of New Haven and East Haven.