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May 17, 2017

Tesla Makes Big Push For Direct Sales

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 12:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Jobs | Transportation | DMV

Courtesy of Tesla HARTFORD, CT - For the second consecutive year a poll paid for by Tesla shows there is broad support for the American car manufacturer to sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut.

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May 5, 2017

Pitched Battle Over Franchise Laws For Electric Car Companies

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2017 2:30pm
Posted to: Business | Energy | Environment | Equality | Jobs | Legal | Transportation | DMV | Greenwich

Andrei Tudoran / Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Score one for the Connecticut car dealers in the latest attempt to keep Tesla, an American electric car maker, from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.

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March 17, 2017

Proponents Argue That Tolling Is The Only Way Left To Fund Crumbling Highways

by Christine Stuart | Mar 17, 2017 2:39pm
Posted to: Transportation | DMV

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A controversial bill to implement electronic tolling in Connecticut might be considered another tax, but it’s a necessary one if the state wants to maintain its infrastructure, according to lawmakers who voted in favor of the measure.

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February 23, 2017

Tesla, Auto Dealers Square Off Again Over Franchise Law

by Christine Stuart | Feb 23, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Transportation | DMV

CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Tesla Motors is trying again to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers.

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February 6, 2017

Bill Seeks To Get Back Seat Passengers To Buckle Up

by Jack Kramer | Feb 6, 2017 4:26pm
Posted to: Public Safety | Transportation | DMV

Thalerngsak Mongkolsin via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Twenty-eight states require back seat passengers in motor vehicles to wear seat belts and it is time Connecticut joined the movement, a traffic safety expert told the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee at a public hearing on Monday.

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January 6, 2017

AAA No Longer An Option For License Renewal In New Haven, Fairfield Counties

by Jack Kramer | Jan 6, 2017 1:00pm
Posted to: Transportation | DMV

Jack Kramer/CTNewsJunkie photo Drivers in New Haven and Fairfield counties no longer have the option of using their local AAA offices to renew their driver licenses as an alternative to long lines at Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) branch offices.

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January 2, 2017

Lawmakers Will Revisit Ride-Sharing Regulations

by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2017 4:00pm
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Transportation | DMV

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s been almost two years since the Department of Transportation commissioned a report that made recommendations about how the state should regulate ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

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December 21, 2016

Holiday Travel Estimated To Exceed Record

by Cara Rosner | Dec 21, 2016 12:15pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

AAA travel graphic A record 103 million people nationwide plan to travel for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to AAA, so those heading to see family and friends this week and next will have plenty of company.

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November 21, 2016

More Travelers In New England Hitting The Road for Thanksgiving

by Cara Rosner | Nov 21, 2016 12:30pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

Shutterstock More people than last year plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and, as usual, the vast majority will be hitting the road, according to AAA.

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November 18, 2016

Connecticut Increases Electric Vehicle Tax Credit For Some Vehicles

by Christine Stuart | Nov 18, 2016 1:11pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Transportation | DMV | Hartford | Convention Center

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut officials announced Friday that they plan to increase a popular consumer rebate program for the purchase of certain electric vehicle models.

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