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March 24, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Way Past Time for Tolls

by Susan Bigelow | March 24, 2017 11:00am

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I was going through some old posts the other day and found one about the legislature considering putting up tolls on the highways to help pay for transportation. It was from 2007. Maybe — just maybe — they’re finally getting ready to do it this year.

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March 17, 2017

Proponents Argue That Tolling Is The Only Way Left To Fund Crumbling Highways

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2017 2:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A controversial bill to implement electronic tolling in Connecticut might be considered another tax, but it’s a necessary one if the state wants to maintain its infrastructure, according to lawmakers who voted in favor of the measure.

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March 2, 2017

On the Verge of ‘Extinction,’ Taxi Industry Asks For Changes In Changing Industry

by Christine Stuart | March 2, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The president of one of the largest taxi cab companies in Connecticut told the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee Thursday that the taxi industry “is very near extinction.”

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February 27, 2017

Toll Debate Resurrected by Future Special Transportation Fund Insolvency

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2017 6:30am

Courtesy of CT-N If lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hadn’t decided to use a half percent of the sales tax to help support the Special Transportation Fund, things would be much worse. But even with that sales tax revenue, the Special Transportation Fund is on pace to become insolvent between 2021 and 2022, according to state transportation officials.

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February 24, 2017

Norwegian Air Will Offer Bradley-to-Scotland Fares As Low As $65 Starting in June

by Dana Whalen | February 24, 2017 9:21am

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Another low-cost airline is beginning nonstop service to Europe from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. Promotional fares for Norwegian Air International flights to Edinburgh, Scotland will start at $65, one-way, and regular fares will be $99 one-way.

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February 23, 2017

Tesla, Auto Dealers Square Off Again Over Franchise Law

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2017 6:30am

CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Tesla Motors is trying again to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers.

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February 16, 2017

Motorcyclists Object to Mandatory Helmet Law Proposal

by Jack Kramer | February 16, 2017 6:29am

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HARTFORD, CT — Proposed legislation to require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear helmets, regardless of age, met with stiff opposition by bikers at a public hearing on Wednesday.

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February 12, 2017

OP-ED | Tesla Needs to Come Clean With Consumers About ‘Full Self-Driving’

by Jim Fleming | February 12, 2017 11:00pm

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The fusion of technology and innovation in our automobiles have given consumers options and features beyond their wildest dreams. However, with such innovation, there can be great risks to the safety and protection of consumers. When marketing these features, auto manufacturers must be careful to ensure they are not deceptively placing profits over the protection of their consumers.

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February 6, 2017

Bill Seeks To Get Back Seat Passengers To Buckle Up

by Jack Kramer | February 6, 2017 4:26pm

Thalerngsak Mongkolsin via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Twenty-eight states require back seat passengers in motor vehicles to wear seat belts and it is time Connecticut joined the movement, a traffic safety expert told the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee at a public hearing on Monday.

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January 31, 2017

Transportation Committee Renews Debate Over Seat Belts On School Buses

by Jack Kramer | January 31, 2017 6:30am

Allen J.M. Smith via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Proponents of legislation requiring seat belts on Connecticut school buses are trying again to get the measure passed this year.

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