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July 14, 2017

Changes On Horizon For Uber Drivers, Passengers

by Cara Rosner | July 14, 2017 5:30am

By the end of July, Uber, the increasingly ubiquitous ride-sharing company, will be making some changes intended to improve drivers’ experiences. First on its agenda: making it easier and faster for drivers to receive tips.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Officials Applaud FRA Decision To Scrap Plans For Old Saybrook Route

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2017 3:53pm

Courtesy of the FRA website HARTFORD, CT — The Federal Railroad Administration admitted Wednesday there was too much public opposition to its plan to lay new tracks from Old Saybrook to Kenyon, Rhode Island to expand rail service in the Northeast Corridor.

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June 28, 2017

Transportation Group Says Connecticut’s Rural Roads Are Deficient

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2017 3:24pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut has the second worst rural transportation system in the country, according to a new report released this week.

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June 9, 2017

Coalition Of 13 States To Challenge Trump On Vehicle Emission Standards

by David Shepardson, Reuters | June 9, 2017 5:23pm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — New York State’s attorney general and 12 other top state law enforcement officials, including Connecticut Attorney General George Jepson, said on Friday they would mount a vigorous court challenge to any effort to roll back vehicle emission rules by the Trump administration.

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June 8, 2017

Senate Sends Transportation Lockbox To Voters

by Christine Stuart | June 8, 2017 1:23am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Late Wednesday night, the Senate joined the House in approving a transportation lockbox for improvements to Connecticut’s roads and bridges.

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Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | June 8, 2017 12:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Another General Assembly session has come and gone and Connecticut consumers will still have to travel to Massachusetts or New York to purchase vehicles manufactured by Tesla.

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June 7, 2017

New Haven, State Strike Deal Over Control of Union Station

by Jack Kramer | June 7, 2017 2:35pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT - A fight for control of Union Station has ended in an agreement between the New Haven Parking Authority and the state.

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Senate Sends Ridesharing Bill to Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 11:36am

HARTFORD, CT — The Senate gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that would create a regulatory structure for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

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June 6, 2017

House Approves Transportation Lockbox, Then Tables Tolls

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2017 2:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House was unable to find the votes for electronic tolls, but they found enough support for a resolution that attempts to dedicate certain revenue streams toward transportation improvements.

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May 31, 2017

OP-ED | Tolls Are Not Nearly As Simple As You Might Think

by Joseph R. Sculley | May 31, 2017 2:46pm

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As the Connecticut General Assembly contemplates instituting tolls on our major highways, policymakers must consider the full story. It’s not nearly as simple as “everyone else has them, so should we” or “put them on the borders so people from other states will pay.”

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