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October 3, 2014

OP-ED | Yes, Tom Foley, State Government Should Get People Out of Their Cars

by Susan Bigelow | October 3, 2014 8:00am

At a recent transportation forum, gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley suggested that it shouldn’t be the role of state government to “push people out of their cars” and onto alternative modes of transit. He’s wrong. For all kinds of reasons, and in all kinds of ways, encouraging people to drive less ought to be a high priority of state government.

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October 1, 2014

New Laws Take Effect Today

by Hugh McQuaid | October 1, 2014 10:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Several new laws take effect today including new regulations on pet stores and the sale of electronic cigarettes, as well as a law cracking down on domestic violence.

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September 29, 2014

Enfield Lobbies For Train Station

by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 10:33am

Hugh McQuaid photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured an Enfield site Thursday where community organizers are hoping to build a commuter train station on the planned rail line between New Haven and Springfield.

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September 15, 2014

Foley, Malloy Challenge Each Other Separately On Transportation

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2014 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s spending more on transportation than previous administrations, while Republican challenger Tom Foley said traffic congestion in Connecticut has gotten worse over the past few years.

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September 11, 2014

Data Shows Minorities Are Stopped At Higher Rates in Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2014 4:46pm

Statewide data on 366,060 traffic stops shows that if you are a black or Hispanic driver in Connecticut, you are twice as likely to get stopped by police and more than twice as likely to have your vehicle searched.

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August 25, 2014

Malloy Would Support A Constitutional Amendment For Transportation Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2014 3:32pm

Christine Stuart photo Standing near the Old Main Street bridge in Rocky Hill, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.

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August 19, 2014

Transportation Advocates Lay Out Their Agenda For Gubernatorial Candidates

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2014 3:04pm

Christine Stuart photo A broad coalition of advocates gathered Tuesday at Union Station in Hartford and called on the gubernatorial candidates to adopt a set of guidelines for approaching transportation policy.

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Officials Unveil CTFastrak Buses

by Hugh McQuaid | August 19, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo State officials unveiled the first in a fleet of new buses, which will soon carry passengers along a dedicated bus route running from Hartford to New Britain.

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August 10, 2014

Republican Candidates Take Their Last Jabs In Televised Debate

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2014 11:01am

Christine Stuart photo Would he have supported a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines? That was one of the questions Republican Tom Foley wouldn’t definitively answer during the last televised debate before the Republican gubernatorial primary against Sen. John McKinney.

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August 4, 2014

‘Look Before You Lock’ Campaign Seeks To Prevent Children Being Left in Hot Cars

by Jhansi Katechia | August 4, 2014 5:01pm

Jhansi Katechia photo Following the death of a Ridgefield boy left unattended in a hot car, the state Department of Transportation awarded a $100,000 grant to the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center for the “Look Before You Lock” campaign.

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