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April 17, 2018

Toll Trolls Crashed By Transportation Committee Chairman

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 12:22pm
Posted to: Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The Yankee Institute placed 72 cardboard trolls on the front lawn of the state Capitol Tuesday to raise public awareness about the potential number of electronic toll gantries that could be installed on Connecticut’s highways.

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March 28, 2018

State Peers Into Driverless Future

by Thomas Breen | Mar 28, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Legal | Transportation | DMV

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Seventy-five years from now, when the streets are filled with driverless cars that never speed, how will governments make up for lost traffic ticket revenue?

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Construction, Building Trades Launch Ad To Highlight ‘Infrastructure Crisis’

by Christine Stuart | Mar 28, 2018 11:14am
Posted to: State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — A coalition of construction and building trades launched a seven-figure TV, online, and radio ad campaign Wednesday to highlight the deterioration of Connecticut’s infrastructure.

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February 19, 2018

With Bonding Capped At $1.9B, Agenda Receives Scrutiny

by Christine Stuart | Feb 19, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Hartford | Torrington

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $70 million Friday for investments in a handful of projects and businesses, including a parking garage, a soccer stadium, and a hydroponic vegetable farm in Torrington.

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February 16, 2018

Municipalities Shouldn’t Expect Road Money Anytime Soon

by Christine Stuart | Feb 16, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Local Politics | State Budget | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Cities and towns across the state have been anxiously waiting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to release $30 million in funding for their local road projects, but it looks like they will have to wait a little longer.

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February 12, 2018

Barnes Says Malloy Took ‘Light Touch’ To Legislature’s Two-Year Budget

by Jack Kramer | Feb 12, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes defended Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget Friday stating the administration “tried to remain true to the bipartisan (2018) budget passed over the governor’s objection.”

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February 1, 2018

OP-ED | When It Comes to Transportation Funding, We’re On Our Own

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 1, 2018 8:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support for tolls on Connecticut highways this week as part of a package to raise revenue for our creaking transportation system. The usual suspects are angry, but they have no right to be. We’re out of other options.

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Shoreline Lawmakers Seek To Spare Shore Line East From Service Reduction

by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Rail | Guilford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie GUILFORD, CT—A bipartisan group of shoreline state legislators and first selectman held a press conference at the Guilford train station Wednesday to oppose proposed cuts by the Department of Transportation to the Shore Line East commuter rail line.

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January 31, 2018

Malloy’s Gas Tax And Toll Proposal Has Democratic Support

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 1:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Environment | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.

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SOTU: Connecticut Lawmakers See Infrastructure as Unifying Issue

by Peter Urban | Jan 31, 2018 12:02am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Transportation | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s call for Congress to modernize the nation’s infrastructure was welcomed Tuesday night by members of Connecticut’s Democratic delegation eager to pitch in with Republicans to rebuild the nation’s highways, bridges, and rails system that they say are needed to strengthen the nation’s economic future.

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