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September 15, 2014

Foley, Malloy Challenge Each Other Separately On Transportation

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2014 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s spending more on transportation than previous administrations, while Republican challenger Tom Foley said traffic congestion in Connecticut has gotten worse over the past few years.

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September 11, 2014

Data Shows Minorities Are Stopped At Higher Rates in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2014 4:46pm

Statewide data on 366,060 traffic stops shows that if you are a black or Hispanic driver in Connecticut, you are twice as likely to get stopped by police and more than twice as likely to have your vehicle searched.

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August 25, 2014

Malloy Would Support A Constitutional Amendment For Transportation Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2014 3:32pm

Christine Stuart photo Standing near the Old Main Street bridge in Rocky Hill, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.

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August 19, 2014

Transportation Advocates Lay Out Their Agenda For Gubernatorial Candidates

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2014 3:04pm

Christine Stuart photo A broad coalition of advocates gathered Tuesday at Union Station in Hartford and called on the gubernatorial candidates to adopt a set of guidelines for approaching transportation policy.

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Officials Unveil CTFastrak Buses

by Hugh McQuaid | August 19, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo State officials unveiled the first in a fleet of new buses, which will soon carry passengers along a dedicated bus route running from Hartford to New Britain.

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August 10, 2014

Republican Candidates Take Their Last Jabs In Televised Debate

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2014 11:01am

Christine Stuart photo Would he have supported a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines? That was one of the questions Republican Tom Foley wouldn’t definitively answer during the last televised debate before the Republican gubernatorial primary against Sen. John McKinney.

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August 4, 2014

‘Look Before You Lock’ Campaign Seeks To Prevent Children Being Left in Hot Cars

by Jhansi Katechia | August 4, 2014 5:01pm

Jhansi Katechia photo Following the death of a Ridgefield boy left unattended in a hot car, the state Department of Transportation awarded a $100,000 grant to the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center for the “Look Before You Lock” campaign.

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August 1, 2014

OP-ED | Kudos To Malloy For Not Taking The Bay State Rail Bait

by Terry D. Cowgill | August 1, 2014 5:30am

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It’s an immutable law of physics that the government will always grow and become more expensive, causing our tax burden to grow right along with it. Over the years, I’ve passed up few opportunities to point this out. But when state government shows some restraint even amid public pressure to do otherwise, congratulations are very much in order.

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July 21, 2014

OP-ED | All Eyes On England

by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am

With a huge percentage of Connecticut’s economy dependent upon the defense and aerospace industries, all eyes turned toward England over the past week.

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July 18, 2014

OP-ED | State Needs to Prioritize How It Spends Transportation Money

by Suzanne Bates | July 18, 2014 1:00pm

With Connecticut coming in last or nearly last on so many nationwide lists, we may be numb to another dose of bad news. But this week’s report that we are tied for last place for our poor road quality demands action.

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