August 28, 2015
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.”
Tags: DMV, department of motor vehicles, technology, terry cowgill, dh
August 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2015 1:47pm
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.
August 11, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 11, 2015 4:45pm
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.
Tags: Richard Blumenthal, airline industry, airlines, fees, fares, excise tax, ConnPIRG, elizabeth regan, dh
August 10, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2015 5:30am
August 7, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | August 7, 2015 8:00am
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.
August 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2015 5:30am
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.
July 31, 2015
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.
July 29, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 4:26pm
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.
July 28, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm
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.
July 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2015 12:56pm