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August 28, 2015

OP-ED | To Heck With The Trains . . . Make The DMV Run On Time

by Terry Cowgill | August 28, 2015 5:30am

I’ve always been amused by a favorite expression of good-government types: “Making the trains run on time.” But since relatively few people ride trains anymore — and even fewer remember Mussolini — perhaps the metaphor-mongers should adopt, “Keeping the lines moving at the DMV.”

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August 26, 2015

Malloy Touts Ridership, Development Along CTfastrak In New Britain

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2015 1:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Ridership on the 9.4-mile CTfastrak busway is beating expectations, businesses along the route are seeing an increase in their sales, and developers like Douglas Bromfield are interested in nearby buildings that have been vacant for 20 years.

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August 11, 2015

Blumenthal: Fear of Flying Starts at the Ticket Counter

by Elizabeth Regan | August 11, 2015 4:45pm

Elizabeth Regan U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was in Hartford on Tuesday to call airlines to task for gouging consumers with extra fees — and to call on the federal Department of Transportation to do something about it.

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August 10, 2015

Mileage Tax Is Killed Before It Even Existed

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2015 5:30am

Republicans claimed a rare legislative victory last week when they got Democratic lawmakers to denounce a mileage tax that had been offered up as an idea at the governor’s Transportation Finance Panel meeting.

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August 7, 2015

OP-ED | Build the Hartford Tunnel

by Susan Bigelow | August 7, 2015 8:00am

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DOT engineers are basically giving up on the much-praised possibility of burying I-84 in downtown Hartford in a tunnel or partial tunnel, citing a potential price tag in the billions. They shouldn’t. The cost may be high, but the payoff for fixing one of the worst mistakes mid-century America made could be worth every cent.

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August 5, 2015

Malloy Encourages Transportation Finance Panel To Look At All Options

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he doesn’t know a whole lot about “mileage taxes,” but he wants the task force created to come up with ideas to fund his 30-year, $100 billion transportation initiative to consider everything.

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July 31, 2015

OP-ED | Is Malloy the Second Coming of Moses?

by Suzanne Bates | July 31, 2015 8:00am

When Robert Moses, then commissioner of New York State’s Parks Department, started work on what would eventually become Jones Beach on Long Island’s South Shore, he used a tactic that would become his common practice — he vastly understated the cost of the project, knowing that once it was started, it would be nearly impossible politically to roll it back.

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July 29, 2015

Lawmakers Open To Property Tax Relief Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 4:26pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic legislative leaders said there may not be any language in the budget guaranteeing that future legislatures will continue to use a half percent of the sales tax to fund property tax relief on motor vehicles, but they were optimistic that the funds would continue to be used for their intended purpose.

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lock box” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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July 22, 2015

DMV to Shut Down For A Week In August For Computer Upgrade

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2015 12:56pm

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that it will close its offices Tuesday, Aug. 11 and reopen Tuesday, Aug. 18 in order to facilitate a computer upgrade.

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