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November 28, 2016

Connecticut Senators Offer Caution Over Trump Infrastructure Proposal

by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 2:28pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy expressed cautious optimism Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion on improving America’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems.

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November 21, 2016

More Travelers In New England Hitting The Road for Thanksgiving

by Cara Rosner | November 21, 2016 11:30am

Shutterstock More people than last year plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and, as usual, the vast majority will be hitting the road, according to AAA.

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November 18, 2016

Connecticut Increases Electric Vehicle Tax Credit For Some Vehicles

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2016 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut officials announced Friday that they plan to increase a popular consumer rebate program for the purchase of certain electric vehicle models.

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November 17, 2016

Sandwiched Between Two States Transitioning To Electronic Tolls

by Jack Kramer | November 17, 2016 5:30am

View Factor Images/Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — If you are one of the thousands from Connecticut who travel regularly on the Massachusetts Turnpike you have likely noticed that the Bay State has recently gone to electronic tolling at 23 plazas on Interstate 90.

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October 28, 2016

Malloy Touts Improvements To Rail in Branford

by Jack Kramer | October 28, 2016 12:35pm

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Three years after work started, town and state officials, including the governor, Friday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Branford train station.

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October 21, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome To Connecticut . . . Now Hold Your Nose

by Terry Cowgill | October 21, 2016 4:30am

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“Connecticut sucks.” We’re used to hearing that sort of sentiment from a business community weary of high taxes and excessive regulation or from young people who think the state is boring.

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October 7, 2016

OP-ED | John Larson’s Tunnel Needs to Happen

by Susan Bigelow | October 7, 2016 9:00am

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Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.

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October 4, 2016

Rail And Bus Fares To Increase In December

by Jack Kramer | October 4, 2016 3:00pm

Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register Fare increases ranging from 6 to 16.7 percent on Connecticut’s rail and bus systems will be hitting Connecticut commuters in the pocketbook come December.

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October 3, 2016

Motor Club In Southwestern Part of State Ends Contract with DMV

by Christine Stuart | October 3, 2016 3:30pm

Google Earth At a time when the Department of Motor Vehicles was hoping it could lean more heavily on its private partners, the head of a motor club with offices in eight southwestern cities and towns announced it would no longer be serving members of the general public.

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September 30, 2016

Bond Commission Approves Money For Rail Improvements

by Jack Kramer | September 30, 2016 11:31am

Christine Stuart photo The state Bond Commission Friday approved tax obligation bond requests for $282.6 million in transportation projects, including $60 million for the double tracking of the Hartford rail line and $200 million to buy 60 rail cars for the New Haven line.

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