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August 9, 2018

Esty Bill Could Pave Way for Longer-Lasting Roadways

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Representative Elizabeth Esty is looking to strengthen the durability of America’s road surfaces through legislation that would encourage research into innovative construction materials to extend the service life of pavements.

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July 13, 2018

Courtney Alone in Backing Magnuson Fish Bill

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Representative Joe Courtney was the lone member of the Connecticut delegation to vote in favor of a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 1976 law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. waters.

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June 21, 2018

OP-ED | The Train to the Future May Yet Stop Here

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 21, 2018 2:58pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred of my closest friends this past weekend, rode down to Meriden to wander around the beautiful new Meriden Green, and then I boarded a standing-room-only CTRail train back to Windsor Locks. The Hartford Line was open at last, travel was free, and people were excited.

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March 30, 2018

Tie Vote Defeats Net Neutrality Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Equality

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HARTFORD, CT — Two Republicans in the Senate were able to defeat a bill, SB 2, that would have given Connecticut’s utility regulators an opportunity to prohibit internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, blocking websites, or imposing prioritized pricing.

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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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February 1, 2018

OP-ED | When It Comes to Transportation Funding, We’re On Our Own

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 1, 2018 8:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support for tolls on Connecticut highways this week as part of a package to raise revenue for our creaking transportation system. The usual suspects are angry, but they have no right to be. We’re out of other options.

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January 31, 2018

Malloy’s Gas Tax And Toll Proposal Has Democratic Support

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 1:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Environment | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.

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January 22, 2018

Connecticut Ends Year On Positive Jobs Note

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2018 12:56pm
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — After months of job losses, preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Connecticut ended 2017 by gaining 6,000 jobs in the month of December.

“December job growth ended the year on a better note than in previous months,” Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research, said. “Preliminary data indicate that Connecticut grew 7,700 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis and 6,200 jobs on an average annual basis. This is actually better than the 5,000 average annual growth seen in 2016.”

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July 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Middletown | Aviation

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Officials Applaud FRA Decision To Scrap Plans For Old Saybrook Route

by Christine Stuart | Jul 12, 2017 3:53pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Courtesy of the FRA website HARTFORD, CT — The Federal Railroad Administration admitted Wednesday there was too much public opposition to its plan to lay new tracks from Old Saybrook to Kenyon, Rhode Island to expand rail service in the Northeast Corridor.

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