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May 4, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Fumes Over Juuling; Himes Not Ready to Impeach Trump

by Peter Urban | May 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Public Health | Transportation | Rail | White House | Windham

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Senator Richard Blumenthal was in Hartford this week to highlight his efforts to snuff out “kid-friendly” flavored electronic cigarettes that he says are leading to a “new generation of nicotine addicts.”

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February 1, 2018

Shoreline Lawmakers Seek To Spare Shore Line East From Service Reduction

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Rail | Guilford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD, CT—A bipartisan group of shoreline state legislators and first selectman held a press conference at the Guilford train station Wednesday to oppose proposed cuts by the Department of Transportation to the Shore Line East commuter rail line.

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November 20, 2017

More Americans, New Englanders Say They’re Traveling For Thanksgiving

by Christine Stuart | Nov 20, 2017 1:42pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | BDL | DMV | Rail | Weather

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie compilation via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 3.3 percent more Americans will be hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving than last year, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA expects the 2017 holiday weekend to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 2.25 million New Englanders set to get away — an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Officials Applaud FRA Decision To Scrap Plans For Old Saybrook Route

by Christine Stuart | Jul 12, 2017 3:53pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Courtesy of the FRA website HARTFORD, CT — The Federal Railroad Administration admitted Wednesday there was too much public opposition to its plan to lay new tracks from Old Saybrook to Kenyon, Rhode Island to expand rail service in the Northeast Corridor.

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June 7, 2017

New Haven, State Strike Deal Over Control of Union Station

by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2017 2:35pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail | New Haven

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT - A fight for control of Union Station has ended in an agreement between the New Haven Parking Authority and the state.

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December 21, 2016

Holiday Travel Estimated To Exceed Record

by Cara Rosner | Dec 21, 2016 12:15pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

AAA travel graphic A record 103 million people nationwide plan to travel for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to AAA, so those heading to see family and friends this week and next will have plenty of company.

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December 16, 2016

Connecticut Officials Say Federal Railroad Proposal Is Still D.O.A.

by Christine Stuart | Dec 16, 2016 4:26pm
Posted to: Business | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | New London | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Stonington | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Mystic

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HARTFORD, CT — Federal railroad officials endorsed a controversial plan to bring high-speed rail through a historic part of Old Lyme as part of the new Old Saybrook-to-Rhode Island bypass for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. But no one in Connecticut seems to be on board.

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November 21, 2016

More Travelers In New England Hitting The Road for Thanksgiving

by Cara Rosner | Nov 21, 2016 12:30pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

Shutterstock More people than last year plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and, as usual, the vast majority will be hitting the road, according to AAA.

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October 28, 2016

Malloy Touts Improvements To Rail in Branford

by Jack Kramer | Oct 28, 2016 1:35pm
Posted to: Town News | Branford | Transportation | Rail

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Three years after work started, town and state officials, including the governor, Friday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Branford train station.

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October 4, 2016

Rail And Bus Fares To Increase In December

by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2016 4:00pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail

Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register Fare increases ranging from 6 to 16.7 percent on Connecticut’s rail and bus systems will be hitting Connecticut commuters in the pocketbook come December.

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