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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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July 3, 2014

Transportation Secretary Finds Support In Connecticut For Highway Trust Fund

by Christine Stuart | July 3, 2014 5:00pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stopped in Connecticut for a few hours Thursday to solicit the help of state officials in encouraging Congress to shore up the U.S. Transportation Department’s Highway Trust Fund.

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June 20, 2014

Senators Cite Increase in Accidents, Say Limit on Truckers’ Hours Should Stand

by Jhansi Katechia | June 20, 2014 9:31pm

Jhansi Katechia / CTNewsJunkie MIDDLETOWN — The June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others should have been a wake-up call for Congress, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

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OP-ED | Breathing Easier: Will Tolls Offer Relief From Highway Congestion?

by Terry D. Cowgill | June 20, 2014 5:30am

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Advocates of bringing tolls back to Connecticut’s major highways think they’ve found a better way to approach the problem. And with so-called congestion pricing, they just might be right.

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June 9, 2014

Blumenthal, Malloy Express Outrage Over Bridge Malfunction

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2014 11:58am

Photo by NancyonNorwalk.com (Updated 4:35 p.m.) U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed outrage over the malfunctioning 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk that delayed commuters at least twice in the past two weeks.

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May 31, 2014

Connecticut’s Senators Talk Veterans Services, Infrastructure at Hartford Forum

by Ellen R. Delisio | May 31, 2014 7:59am

Ellen R. Delisio / CTNewsJunkie Getting government to commit to infrastructure repairs and quality services for veterans — and looking at new ways to pay for them — generated animated discussion by Connecticut’s U.S. senators at a Hartford forum Friday.

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May 22, 2014

15 Connecticut Cab Companies Sue Uber, Lyft

by Middletown Press | May 22, 2014 5:30am

Peter Casolino-New Haven Register A coalition of 15 Connecticut cab and livery companies filed suit in federal court Wednesday to block ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft from doing business in the state.

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April 15, 2014

Truckers Want A Tax Break

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2014 5:30am

istockphoto Connecticut truckers say it’s unfair for the state to benefit from the 6.3 percent sales tax on vehicle repairs when it’s the brine the state puts on the roads that causes the damage.

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March 7, 2014

Blumenthal Rails On Rail Regulators

by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2014 2:09pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the testimony he heard Thursday from rail regulators like the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB was both “revealing and dramatic.”

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