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July 24, 2018

Nappier To Abstain On Toll Vote

by Christine Stuart | Jul 24, 2018 2:11pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — State Treasurer Denise Nappier, who isn’t seeking re-election in November, said she would abstain Wednesday from approving a $10 million study of electronic highway tolls.

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July 23, 2018

If Tolls Become Reality, The ACLU Wants Privacy

by Christine Stuart | Jul 23, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut wants to make sure that data gathered by any future electronic tolling system on state highways isn’t sold or used by the government to track down undocumented immigrants.

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July 20, 2018

Larson Slams GOP Resolution Opposing Carbon Tax

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2018 12:08am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Energy | Environment | Taxes | Transportation

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Congressman John Larson on Thursday blasted House Republicans over a resolution brought to the floor opposing a tax on carbon — an idea that he has promoted as a way to pay for rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges and other needed infrastructure.

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July 18, 2018

Lembo Says ‘No’ To Toll Study

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2018 4:39pm
Posted to: Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who is a member of the state Bond Commission, said Wednesday he would be voting against borrowing $10 million for a toll study.

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Malloy Uses Executive Authority On $10M Toll Study

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — On his way out the door, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is using his executive authority to spend $10 million on a study of electronic tolls.

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July 2, 2018

Poll: Bipartisan Concern Over Highway Congestion and Pollution

by Jack Kramer | Jul 2, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Poll | Transportation

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A large majority of voters in Connecticut consider air pollution to be a serious problem, regardless of their party affiliation, and those same people also believe action is needed to reduce emissions from cars and trucks.

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June 27, 2018

Plan To Save Edsall’s Job Was Hatched At High School Football Banquet

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Education | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — It passed during the last hour on the last night of the legislative session, but the bill that helps University of Connecticut Football Coach Randy Edsall’s son, Corey Edsall, keep his job was in the works long before that.

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June 26, 2018

10,719 One-Way Trips On The Hartford Line In The First Week

by Jack Kramer | Jun 26, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail

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HARTFORD, CT — The good news is that the new Hartford-New Haven-Springfield high-speed passenger rail service attracted 10,719 one-way trips during its first full week of regular operations.

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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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June 17, 2018

Hartford Line Opens To Large Crowds

by Christine Stuart | Jun 17, 2018 9:28pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail | Hartford

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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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