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January 7, 2017

SNOW! Hartford Announces Parking Ban for First Winter Storm of Season

by Matthew Zagaja | January 7, 2017 3:01pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is experiencing its first major snowfall of 2017 and cities and residents are spending the day preparing to deal with the snow and its aftermath. A winter storm warning is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight.

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January 6, 2017

AAA No Longer An Option For License Renewal In New Haven, Fairfield Counties

by Jack Kramer | January 6, 2017 12:00pm

Jack Kramer/CTNewsJunkie photo Drivers in New Haven and Fairfield counties no longer have the option of using their local AAA offices to renew their driver licenses as an alternative to long lines at Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) branch offices.

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January 5, 2017

Gomes, Winfield To Serve On Seven Committees

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2017 12:51pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo With two resignations in the Senate on opening day, it looks as if all the pieces stopped moving long enough for legislative leadership to name committee chairs and vice chairs.

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January 2, 2017

Lawmakers Will Revisit Ride-Sharing Regulations

by Christine Stuart | January 2, 2017 3:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s been almost two years since the Department of Transportation commissioned a report that made recommendations about how the state should regulate ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

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December 21, 2016

Holiday Travel Estimated To Exceed Record

by Cara Rosner | December 21, 2016 11:15am

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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Berlin Station Fire Delays Amtrak Commuters (w/video)

by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2016 8:19am

CTNewsjunkie photo BERLIN, CT — Fire appears to have destroyed part or all of the old train station building in Berlin today. Construction was under way on a new station there as well, but news reports indicate that the fire only impacted the old station building.

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December 16, 2016

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

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2016 3:26pm

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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 28, 2016

Connecticut Senators Offer Caution Over Trump Infrastructure Proposal

by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 2:28pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy expressed cautious optimism Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion on improving America’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems.

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November 21, 2016

More Travelers In New England Hitting The Road for Thanksgiving

by Cara Rosner | November 21, 2016 11:30am

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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November 18, 2016

Connecticut Increases Electric Vehicle Tax Credit For Some Vehicles

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2016 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut officials announced Friday that they plan to increase a popular consumer rebate program for the purchase of certain electric vehicle models.

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