Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-Greenwich The 2019 debate over tolls began this week with a legislator from Connecticut’s southwestern corner — home to some of the state’s most congested highways and rail lines. Sen. Alex Bergstein, a freshman Democrat from Greenwich who favors tolls on all vehicles, also wants to employ a financing approach that could […]
CT economy poised for strong growth in 2019
Connecticut’s economy and the nation’s are poised for strong growth in 2019, though both are at risk of recession by 2020, economic experts warned hundreds of business leaders Friday.
Lamont urged to consider tolls for all drivers, not just truckers
A policy group appointed by Gov-elect Ned Lamont’s transition team recommended Wednesday that he set aside a campaign pledge and seek electronic tolling on all vehicles and higher gasoline taxes to fund critical transportation improvements.
Projections show transportation funds getting lean by 2021
Will Connecticut be able to borrow funds at affordable rates to rebuild its aging transportation system? New projections show one key barometer of the transportation program’s fiscal health could be slipping into dangerous territory within the next two years.
Lamont finds more dollars for transportation than Stefanowski, but not enough to fix everything
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont pledged to enhance services along the Hartford-to-New Haven rail line, but neither Lamont nor GOP rival Bob Stefanowski have pledged support for sufficient revenues to finance a major rebuild of Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure.
Malloy keeps up the pressure for transportation rebuild — and tolls
Undaunted by a lack of interest from state legislators and most gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to try to keep Connecticut focused on rebuilding its aging, overcrowded transportation system.
Study of tolls remains CT’s political hot potato
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to commission a $10 million analysis on restoring tolls to Connecticut’s highways continues to provide fodder for this year’s state elections. The latest move comes from lieutenant governor candidate Sen. Joe Markley.
Griebel pitches pilot toll plan as anti-toll petition drive stalls
As one proposal to stymie electronic tolling sputtered to a halt Friday, Connecticut’s independent gubernatorial candidate pitched a limited, pilot tolling program that could be in place on commuter lanes by mid-2019.
House GOP petitions to keep tolls debate going strong
Minority Republicans in the House of Representatives are trying to petition the legislature into special session to block a planned study of electronic tolling — a move that may have greater implications for the fall election season than for the tolls analysis.
Bond commission approves $10M for electronic tolls study
The State Bond Commission approved $10 million in financing Wednesday for an analysis of establishing electronic tolling on most Connecticut Highways.
Nappier will abstain from vote on $10 million tolls study
State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced Tuesday she will not support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to borrow $10 million to finance a new analysis of electronic tolling.
Lembo will oppose $10 M analysis of tolls, but plan likely still to pass
State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo said Wednesday he will not support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to borrow $10 million to fund a new analysis on electronic tolling.
Malloy does what legislators won’t: Orders $10 million study of tolling
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered state agencies Tuesday to develop a comprehensive, $10 million study of electronic tolling that would examine pricing, locations, and the potential to capture revenue from out-of-state motorists.
CT diesel fuel users face their first tax hike in five years
Connecticut’s truck drivers and other motorists that use diesel fuel faced their first tax hike this week in five years, paying an extra 2.2 cents per gallon.
With new budget in place, Malloy cancels rail, bus fare hikes
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has canceled planned rail and bus fare hikes now that legislators have adopted a new budget with added resources for the Special Transportation Fund.