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Shubert: Tolls a ‘viable’ revenue source to finance infrastructure improvement

One of the state’s most ardent transportation advocates, Don Shubert has been executive director of the Connecticut Construction Industry Association for the past eight years. He has a lot to say about the state’s stalled, $100 billion transportation rebuilding program, a Special Transportation Fund headed for insolvency, the sticky question of tolls on state highways, and the risk of squandering federal transportation dollars in years to come. Continue Reading →

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Trump transportation plan may not help Connecticut much

WASHINGTON – Lost in the clamor caused by former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week was President Donald Trump’s release of his long-awaited infrastructure plan. But the week-long rollout was thin on details, and what is known of the plan may not be of much help to Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Trump transportation plan would privatize Bradley’s air traffic controllers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is rolling out his infrastructure plan this week, and the first proposal would privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers, including the 17 that direct takeoffs and landings at Bradley International Airport. Continue Reading →

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Senate adopts bills to toughen sex-trafficking penalties, stop mileage tax research

The Senate unanimously gave final approval late Thursday to a measure that would widen the definition of human trafficking and toughen the penalties for trafficking and related crimes. The chamber also adopted a measure to prevent state transportation officials from even researching the concept of a mileage tax. Continue Reading →

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Land of Steady Habits finally addresses rules for Uber, Lyft

Connecticut acted belatedly Thursday to impose standards on Uber and Lyft, the market-disrupting, ride-sharing companies that arrived here three years ago, ignoring a regulatory structure devised for taxicabs — not an app-driven matchmaking service for drivers willing to pick up passengers in their personal cars. Continue Reading →

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His grassroots rebellion stops a federal railroad plan in its tracks

Greg Stroud is a quiet, thoughtful academic with limited experience in civic engagement; but he transformed into a relentless community organizer and grass roots lobbyist after learning of a federal proposal that would route a high-speed rail line through historic Old Lyme. Using social media, he rallied his neighbors to get the plan changed — and he did not stop there. Continue Reading →

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CT rebellion against federal rail plan grows — and may have impact

WASHINGTON — A rebellion that began in Old Lyme and has spread along coastal Connecticut is pressing the federal government to make big changes in an ambitious plan to bring high-speed rail to the Northeast, and to turn the proposal into merely “aspirational” recommendations. Continue Reading →

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