Hamden Delegation Welcomes $198,875 for Hamden DMV Office Upgrades

April 10, 2023

Hamden Delegation Welcomes $198,875 for Hamden DMV Office Upgrades


HARTFORD, CT – The Hamden Delegation, which consists of state Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) and state Representatives Mary Welander (D-Hamden), Josh Elliott (D-Hamden), said Robyn A. Porter (D-Hamden, New Haven), Mike D’Agostino and Liz Linehan welcomed state funding totaling $198,875 for Hamden. In Hamden, funding will go towards improvements at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office.


"I am grateful for these funds, all those involved who I worked alongside to help secure these funds and Governor Lamont as these funds will have an immense positive impact in Hamden," said Sen. Cabrera. "Improvements to our DMV office will address several necessary areas for improvement regarding roofing, lighting and walkability through sidewalk upgrades."


“I am excited to see that our local DMV will receive necessary funding to make upgrades to the facility, making it safer and more accessible to our residents,” Rep. Welander said. “Thank you to Governor Lamont, Bonding Subcommittee Co-Chairs Senator Moore and Representative Napoli, and the Hamden delegation for ensuring that our community receives vital funds.”


“The Hamden DMV branch is going to undergo so much positive change thanks to this investment," said Rep. Elliott. "We’re going to improve the parking lot, repair the roof, and boost security just to name a few upgrades. Everyone who visits the Hamden DMV will notice a huge difference once we put this state bonding money to good use.”


“I thank the Governor and State Bonding Commission for granting this funding, allowing for necessary repairs and upgrades to be made to our public spaces. Now, we must have the necessary and overdue conversations with our Hamden community so that we will be best informed as to what it is they need and desire to improve the neighborhoods that they call home,” said Rep. Porter (D-Hamden, New Haven).


“Our community members and visitors who utilize the Hamden DMV deserve to visit a facility that is safe, functional and accessible. With this funding, we can now make overdue upgrades to our local DMV. I want to thank Governor Lamont, Bonding Subcommittee Co-Chairs Senator Moore and Representative Napoli, and the Hamden delegation for their continued advocacy to secure these funds,” said Rep. D’Agostino.


“This is welcomed funding for the Department of Motor Vehicles facilities. I'm encouraged to see facility upkeep be a priority, as the penny-wise-but-pound-foolish approach to facility management is a larger strain on taxpayers," said Rep. Linehan. "This is good priority funding that supports the safety of the general public and employees as well, and I'm happy to support it.”


“Many DMV services can now be completed online and we continue to urge residents to use that as the fastest and most convenient option of conducting business with the DMV, however for various reasons it is still important that people have access to in-person offices,” Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission, said. “This funding will be used to ensure the Hamden DMV office can continue to safely operate and provide services to people who live in the region.”


Per the state bonding agenda, $198,875 in state funds will be used for design paving, sidewalks and lighting upgrades at the Hamden DMV, according to the agenda.