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Posted inPolitics, Transportation

Decision on widening I-95 key step in transportation master plan

State transportation officials want to widen I-95 and introduce congestion or time-of-day tolling on it, to both reduce congestion and raise revenue for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s massive 30-year transportation plan. But there’s plenty of opposition to the widening, and if it can’t be resolved, the increasingly daunting challenge of funding the program could become that much more difficult.

Posted inNews

Future of Connecticut Rails: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Half Full event

The final event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series will take place Tuesday at Half Full Brewery in Stamford and feature a panel discussion on “The Future of Connecticut Rails.” Panelists will be Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker; Amanda Kennedy, the Connecticut director of the Regional Plan Association; and Jim Cameron, former chair of The CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.

Posted inNews

CT Business Climate 2018: Last call for tickets for Tuesday’s Hooker Brewing event

As part of The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, Tuesday’s event at Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield will feature the panel discussion, “CT Business Climate: 2018,” with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, CBIA CEO Joseph Brennan and MetroHartford Alliance CEO Oz Griebel. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of Connecticut business, moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas.

Posted inNews

Last call: Tickets for Mirror’s Pairings event at Two Roads Tuesday

Online ticket sales will continue only through today for the second event in The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, which will take place at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of road transportation in Connecticut. The panel will be moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas. Each ticket entitles you to an open sampling of Two Roads beers and assorted pub fare will also be served.

Posted inMoney

New Haven—Hartford—Springfield rail upgrade on track

A $365 million project is underway to upgrade Connecticut’s 62-mile rail corridor and enable Amtrak to run 16 of trains along the New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield track each day, up from the current six. That project—which includes adding tracks and fixing bridges and culverts — is on track to be completed some time in late 2016.