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December 10, 2018

Judge Concludes That Tesla Was ‘Selling’ Out of Greenwich Gallery

by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Courts | Transportation | DMV


NEW BRITAIN, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Despite claims to the contrary, Superior Court Judge Joseph Shortall agreed with the state Department of Motor Vehicles that Tesla was illegally selling its cars out of its Greenwich gallery.

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June 7, 2018

DMV Teams Up With Nutmeg Credit Union To Offer Express Service

by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Transportation | DMV | Milford

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MILFORD, CT — A new, state-of-the-art Department of Motor Vehicle Express Center which will allow people to renew their licenses and ID cards opens this morning at the Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union at 977 Boston Post Road in Milford. 

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March 28, 2018

State Peers Into Driverless Future

by Thomas Breen | Mar 28, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Legal | Transportation | DMV


Seventy-five years from now, when the streets are filled with driverless cars that never speed, how will governments make up for lost traffic ticket revenue?

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 12:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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November 20, 2017

More Americans, New Englanders Say They’re Traveling For Thanksgiving

by Christine Stuart | Nov 20, 2017 12:42pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | BDL | DMV | Rail | Weather

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie compilation via shutterstock 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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November 9, 2017

As Police Departments Are Identified For Traffic Stop Disparities, Chiefs Push Back

by Christine Stuart | Nov 9, 2017 2:28pm
Posted to: Public Safety | Transportation | DMV | Berlin | Meriden | Monroe | Norwich | Ridgefield | Wethersfield

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie 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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July 14, 2017

Changes On Horizon For Uber Drivers, Passengers

by Cara Rosner | Jul 14, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Transportation | DMV

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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June 7, 2017

Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Energy Sector | Technology sector | Retail Sector | Environment | Transportation | DMV

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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Senate Sends Ridesharing Bill to Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2017 10:36am
Posted to: Transportation | DMV

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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May 31, 2017

House Adjourns Before Debating Tolls

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2017 11:07am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | DMV

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8 p.m.) The House was poised to debate one of the most controversial issues in the state — tolls. But the House adjourned Wednesday before taking up the legislation after proponents got cold feet about their vote count.

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