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April 9, 2015

OP-ED | Riding Into the Future on CTfastrak

by Susan Bigelow | April 9, 2015 8:00pm

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This feels like a completely different place, I thought as I rode through Newington in the back of a brand new CTfastrak bus. It may not seem like much, but our new bus rapid transit line has already changed the way we look at Greater Hartford.

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March 31, 2015

Malloy Names Former New Haven Lawmaker To Head Panel

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 4:21pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed former New Haven state Rep. Cameron Staples to chair a commission tasked with figuring out how to fund his $100 billion, 30-year vision for improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure.

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March 27, 2015

OP-ED | Two Bills Threaten to Take Power From Local Governments

by Suzanne Bates | March 27, 2015 1:49pm


Today the state’s Planning and Development Committee passed two bills that — if they become law — will create vast new powers for state and regional bodies over local governments in Connecticut.

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March 20, 2015

OP-ED | Eminent Domain on Steroids? A New Bill Threatens Cities and Towns

by Gail Lavielle | March 20, 2015 12:07am

How would you feel if a group of people who lived elsewhere in the state and whom no one had elected were to take over certain planning and zoning functions in your town or city and unilaterally make critical decisions about entire neighborhoods – like who could own property there, and what they could do with it?

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March 19, 2015

Transportation Committee Keeps Tolls Alive

by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2015 5:30am

While it may be unpopular the legislature’s Transportation Committee kept a bill that would allow electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways alive.

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March 18, 2015

OP-ED | Rebuilding Infrastructure, Rebuilding Our Economy

by Ron McClellan | March 18, 2015 7:15am

Gov. Dannel P.  Malloy has shown leadership and vision for proposing a long overdue investment in transportation. Prior administrations have ignored increased traffic flows and deteriorating roads and bridges. It should be one of government’s top priorities to ensure safe infrastructure for the millions of people that use it every day.

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March 11, 2015

Voters Say No To Casinos, Yes To Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2015 6:34am

Shutterstock By a nearly 4-to-1 margin, voters surveyed by the Quinnipiac University poll say they don’t want more casinos in Connecticut.

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March 6, 2015

Watchdog Group: Route 1, Route 6 Most Dangerous For Pedestrians

by Cara Rosner | March 6, 2015 1:00pm

Courtesy of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign For the seventh year in a row, Route 1 in Fairfield County has been ranked the most dangerous road for pedestrians by a transportation watchdog group.

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March 2, 2015

Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Uber and Similar Ridesharing Services

by Sarah Paduano | March 2, 2015 6:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Lawmakers will have to make a decision without empirical data on what if any regulations it should impose on ridesharing sharing services like Uber.

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February 25, 2015

Barnes Warns Transportation Committee Against Relying on Tolls

by Hugh McQuaid | February 25, 2015 2:11pm

shutterstock State budget director Benjamin Barnes warned lawmakers Wednesday against looking exclusively to highway tolls as a solution to funding improvements to state roads, bridges, and rail systems.

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