by Christine Stuart | Jan 15, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Federal Budget | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Labor | Legal | Public Health | Disability Care | Poverty | Transportation
(UPDATED Monday, 1:15 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Michelle Chase uses the state’s non-emergency medical transportation service to get her developmentally disabled 3-year-old to her doctor appointments. But since Jan. 1, she’s had to wait two or three hours for the state’s new transportation contractor, Veyo, to arrange her rides.
She’s not the only one.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hoping a 14-member group of business leaders can help him convince the legislature to make some tough, but necessary progress in his final year in office.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 15, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Transportation
SOUTHINGTON, CT — It was billed as a transportation forum for Republican gubernatorial hopefuls, but very few addressed the issue during the 10 minutes they were allotted to address more than 300 members of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association.
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by Susan Bigelow | Dec 8, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Opinion | Transportation
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is warning us that without quick intervention, Connecticut’s Special Transportation Fund will be underwater by 2019. There’s no quick fix, no easy solution, and no way out that isn’t going to be painful. All aboard!
One of the unpopular opinions I hold is that I genuinely like and respect Dan Malloy. I don’t agree with him on everything, and sometimes he makes me want to tear my hair out. That said, he’s smart about policy and he’s always understood that transportation is absolutely vital to what’s left of Connecticut’s economy. In fact, the two achievements of his time in office that could potentially endure longer than anything else he’s done are both transportation related: CTFastrak, the bus rapid transit corridor from Hartford to New Britain that is helping to reshape the region, and the Hartford Line commuter rail opening next year.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2017 3:41pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that the state is at a fork in the road when it comes to funding transportation projects and it will have to decide soon what projects it wants to fund, what fares it wants to raise, and what services it wants to provide.
“The state’s Special Transportation Fund can no longer support normal operation or planned levels of capital investment,” Malloy said. “We are at a fork in the road. We can either raise fares, cut services, cancel important projects in towns and cities across Connecticut or we can embark on a serious conversation about how we plan to support and grow the Special Transportation Fund in the years to come.”
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 20, 2017 12:42pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | BDL | DMV | Rail | Weather
HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 3.3 percent more Americans will be hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving than last year, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA expects the 2017 holiday weekend to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 2.25 million New Englanders set to get away — an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 9, 2017 2:28pm
Posted to: Public Safety | Transportation | DMV | Berlin | Meriden | Monroe | Norwich | Ridgefield | Wethersfield
HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association is pushing back with its own academic research against the third annual report to the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Advisory Board.
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by Susan Bigelow | Oct 19, 2017 4:52pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Opinion | State Capitol | Transportation | East Hartford | Enfield | Hartford | Stamford | West Hartford
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2017 12:06pm
Posted to: State Budget | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — A new report seeks to calculate what would happen if Connecticut failed to invest in its transportation infrastructure over the next 20 years.
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