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Transportation bill will boost CT road funds and help Amtrak

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, known as the Q bridge, which carries I-95 over New Haven harbor.

WASHINGTON — Congress was expected to approve a massive five-year transportation bill Thursday that would send Connecticut more than $3.5 billion in federal transportation money, bar the rental of cars under recall and commission a study that would determine an impairment standard for drivers who have smoked marijuana. Continue Reading →

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Congress moving to prevent disruptions on Amtrak, Metro-North

Commuters on the Metro North railroad.

WASHINGTON — Congress is bowing to warnings by the nation’s railroads, including Metro-North and Amtrak, that passenger service would be disrupted or suspended if a federal deadline for implementation of a safety measure is not pushed back. Congress is rushing to comply. There is broad agreement the deadline should be put off, but there are hurdles. Continue Reading →

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3 CT lawmakers buck tide, vote ‘no’ on short-term federal highway bill

WASHINGTON – Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Joe Courtney and John Larson were among the minority of House members to vote against a bill Tuesday that would allow federal highway money to continue to flow to the states – but only for another two months. Continue Reading →

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Railroads cite ‘success’ of Niantic Bridge replacement to lobby feds

Washington — As part of a campaign to lobby for federal funds, the One Rail Coalition, composed of freight, passenger train and labor groups, said the replacement of the Niantic River Bridge is a “success story” that proves federal help to railroads is a good investment. Continue Reading →

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