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
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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by Christine Stuart | Jun 17, 2018 9:28pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — On its second day of free service, the Hartford Line was asking customers “making discretionary or optional trips” to consider changing their plans to make sure there is room for customers to get home.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 15, 2018 1:35pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail
HARTFORD, CT — It took decades and wasn’t without a few unforeseen problems, but Connecticut officials were finally able to celebrate the opening of the CTrail Hartford Line for service Friday.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks
(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.
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by Jack Kramer | Jun 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Transportation | DMV | Milford
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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by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Financial Sector | Federal Budget | Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Wall Street
HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.
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by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2018 3:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | The Economy | Transportation | White House
HARTFORD, CT — Gas prices are now 25 percent higher than they were last year and Democrats in Congress are borrowing a play from Republicans by blaming the occupant of the White House.
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by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2018 4:06pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News | Madison | Public Safety | State Capitol | Transportation
MADISON, CT —State officials and environmentalists Thursday were celebrating the recently approved Passport to Parks program that allows free parking at Connecticut beaches and parks, but it has some local officials worried about summer traffic jams.
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by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — Some patients are still not receiving the rides they need and livery and taxi companies are laying off employees because they are no longer receiving calls from the contractor in charge of transporting Connecticut’s 800,000 Medicaid recipients.
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by Terry Cowgill | May 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Civil Liberties | Courts | Gaming | Opinion | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Mental Health Care
Talking about letting the cat out of the bag. The decision on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down a 26-year-old law that essentially banned sports betting in America, has sent shockwaves across the gambling industry.
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