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March 12, 2019

Poll Finds That Tolls Are Still Unpopular

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2019 5:15am
Posted to: Poll | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — A Sacred Heart University poll of 1,004 Connecticut residents found 59 percent oppose electronic highway tolls and 54.5 percent would seek a route around electronic highway tolls if they are installed.

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March 8, 2019

Despite New DOT Commissioner’s Concerns, Transportation Votes To Draft Authority Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 8, 2019 3:39pm
Posted to: Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The Transportation Committee voted Friday to draft legislation that creates an authority to oversee Connecticut’s infrastructure projects.

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March 6, 2019

Connecticut Residents Don’t Agree On Tolls, But Want Better Roads

by Christine Stuart | Mar 6, 2019 4:14pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Everyone agrees Connecticut’s roads need to be repaired and no one wants to see a bridge collapse, but there seems to be little agreement about how to finance it.

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March 4, 2019

Officials Begin Discussing Future Of Tweed-New Haven Airport With Connecticut Airport Authority

by Shawn R. Beals | Mar 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Environment | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Aviation officials and the city of New Haven have begun discussions on the future of Tweed-New Haven Airport, which could lead to an agreement with the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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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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Lamont Asks The Business Community For Help Selling Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Feb 28, 2019 11:48am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont asked more than 300 business executives Thursday for their help recruiting businesses and getting the legislature to embrace tolls.

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February 27, 2019

OP-ED | The Painful Reality Of Having Few Good Choices

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 27, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Welcome, Ned Lamont, to Dan Malloy’s life. Well, not his current life, he’s doing some kind of cool visiting professorship deal up in Boston, but the life he led from 2011 to a little over a month ago in which he was forced to make endless miserable budget decisions and, as a reward, be the least popular governor in the entire country.

That is now you. Congrats, I guess.

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February 26, 2019

Tesla, Car Dealers Return For Fifth Round

by Christine Stuart | Feb 26, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — Electric car enthusiasts, who are almost evangelical in their love of their vehicles and the environment, told the Transportation Committee Monday that they want to see electric vehicle companies, like Tesla, sell their vehicles in Connecticut.

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February 25, 2019

Civil Liberty or Public Safety? Transportation Committee Hears Mandatory Helmet Bills

by Jack Kramer | Feb 25, 2019 2:43pm
Posted to: Public Safety | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT —It’s a new year but the same old arguments were made Monday about whether Connecticut should join the majority of states in adopting mandatory helmet laws for motorcycle riders.

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February 22, 2019

Recent Slowdown Concerns Trucking Industry After Stellar 2018

by Shawn R. Beals | Feb 22, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation

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Connecticut’s trucking industry is cautiously watching a recent slowdown in activity that follows a highly successful 2018, because it could be a harbinger of economic slowdown.

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