HARTFORD, CT – As Gov. Ned Lamont urged a regional convention of transportation officials to use new infrastructure funding to make a “transformational difference” on Monday, his transportation commissioner floated an idea to transform CTfastrak into a light rail system. Lamont helped kick off an annual conference of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials at the Hartford Marriott. The regional group of government transportation employees includes representatives of East Coast states from Maine to Maryland as well as Washington D.C. and Quebec. Organizers expected as many as 370 people would gather for the convention over its three-day agenda.