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September 8, 2016

State Officials Get Ready To Present Feds With At-Grade Hartford Viaduct

by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2016 12:55pm

TransSystems Under the plan announced today, the elevated part of I-84 that stretches through downtown Hartford would be lowered from its current elevation, but it won’t be replaced with a tunnel, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Transportation Department officials.

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Documents Contradicting Statements About Future Rail Route Emerge Then Disappear

by Jack Kramer | September 8, 2016 5:29am


Two groups opposed to a new high-speed Amtrak rail line through an historic section of Old Lyme are claiming that records they obtained show that recent public hearings are a charade and that approval for the project is a done deal despite opposition.

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September 1, 2016

OP-ED | No, 40% of Connecticut’s Residents Won’t Leave in the Next Five Years

by Susan Bigelow | September 1, 2016 2:00pm

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There’s another new study out that says yes, everyone hates it here and wants to leave. For most people, they probably aren’t about to drop everything and move to Arizona. But outmigration is still a nagging problem, especially for a state where the population is also aging.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Don’t Waste the Incredible Possibilities of Rail in Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow | August 19, 2016 10:00am

If you live in Connecticut, chances are you run across abandoned or barely used rail lines all the time. Our state has a rich railway history, and we must take advantage of that to reuse what we have and create new, better lines that will connect us with the rest of the country and beyond. Rail, not highways, are our future.

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OP-ED | Mileage Tax? Don’t Even Bother Studying It

by Robert A. Cuozzo | August 19, 2016 9:00am

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I am a life-long Democrat and have voted the straight party line for some time. In addition, I have lived in Connecticut my entire life. That is why I am absolutely aghast that the democratically controlled General Assembly is considering resurrecting the mileage tax.

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August 18, 2016

CBIA Targeting 15 Legislative Races With $400K

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s largest business lobby plans to spend $400,000 to target 15 legislative races, four in the state Senate and 11 in the House.

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August 12, 2016

Racial Profiling Group Struggles With How To Present Traffic Stop Data

by Jack Kramer | August 12, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut “has been fortunate’’ to avoid the deadly shootings involving police and minorities that have plagued the rest of the country, the chairman of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Advisory Board said Thursday.

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August 5, 2016

Feds Settle Dispute Over Voter Registration

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2016 4:04pm

The U.S. Justice Department settled its dispute with Connecticut officials Friday claiming the state has done enough to resolve concerns that it wasn’t complying with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard

by Susan Bigelow | July 29, 2016 10:00am

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Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located in the city’s South Meadows, so the city can develop the land.

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