Congressman John B. Larson surprised many this month when he called for burying the highways through Hartford. The $10 billion project may be pie-in-the-sky, but at least he’s thinking big — and he brought his Republican buddy Bill Shuster, the powerful chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to town for a look.
It’s that kind of vision and those sorts of connections that have helped Greater Hartford. They’ve earned Mr. Larson, a 68-year-old Democrat from East Hartford, a 10th term in the U.S. House representing the 1st District. The district covers north-central Connecticut and includes Hartford.