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February 28, 2019

Lamont Nominates Business Executive With Technology Background to DMV

by Jack Kramer | Feb 28, 2019 4:15pm
Posted to: Transportation | DMV

HARTFORD, CT — A business executive who has served with Fortune 100 companies is Gov. Ned Lamont’s choice to serve as the next commissioner of the much-maligned Department of Motor Vehicles.

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February 12, 2019

ANALYSIS | Lamont’s Strong Medicine Comes With Sugar

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 12, 2019 5:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | The Economy | Jobs | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation | DMV

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Next Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont will be sharing his full budget plan in a speech to the General Assembly, but on Monday we got a little preview of what that might entail in a serious-yet-optimistic open letter the governor sent the people of Connecticut.

In that letter, Lamont warned people to “temper your enthusiasm” about this year’s budget surplus, citing as dangers both fixed costs and the possibility of another economic downturn.

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December 10, 2018

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

by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 6:30am
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 4:00am
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 11:30am
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 1:36pm
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 1:42pm
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 3:28pm
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 5:30am
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 8, 2017

Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | Jun 8, 2017 12:00am
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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