Entries by MTAC Staff

CT DMV eliminates unnecessary paperwork requirement

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has implemented a new policy that will eliminate the need for unnecessary paperwork at the time of vehicle registration. Specifically, the new policy holds that a Federal Annual Inspection (FAI) report will no longer be required when registering a new commercial motor vehicle. MTAC applauds the implementation of […]

Power & Politics on News 12 CT

This archived broadcast News 12 Connecticut on Nov. 24 features an interview with MTAC President Joe Sculley. The portion of the interview featuring Sculley begins at the 13:17 mark.

MTAC members receive Connecticut emission reduction grants

Recently, Gov. Lamont had announced the release of $6 million in Volkswagen settlement funds. Of the $6 million, five MTAC members received grants totaling $1.2 million. From CT DEEP. Fifteen projects receive funding; third round to focus on electrification. Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $6 million from […]

Start of 2020 UCR registration period delayed

From Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan. The start of the 2020 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process on fee levels for next year. A notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on August 27. Once the final rulemaking is published later […]

House Democrats counter with trucks-only tolls

Except from CT Mirror article. The House Democratic proposal would be more expensive for trucks than Lamont’s most recent plan to toll trucks and cars. It would mirror the tolls charged trucks in New York, where the EZ-pass rates range from $11.06 for a two-axle truck to $84.52 for a seven-axle vehicle. The rationale for […]

Democratic plan scraps cars and proposes truck-only tolls

Excerpt from Hartford Courant article. The state’s leading trucking association was strongly opposed to Tuesday’s compromise — as well as previous tolling plans. “As the trucking industry already pays the diesel tax, the petroleum gross receipts tax, and vehicle registration fees, tolls would be a fourth tax for the privilege of using what we have […]

House Dems back truck-only tolls, tell Lamont to scrap car tolls

Excerpt from CT News Junkie article. “We look forward to reviewing the House Democrats’ proposal in-depth,” Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said Tuesday. “Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are reviewing several different options, and we look forward to discussing all ideas with the governor and leaders from both parties. Also, since our caucus meeting with Governor […]

MTAC to launch magazine; published by Matthews Publishing Group

MTAC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Matthews Publishing Group (MPG) for the publication of a new MTAC magazine, which will be called The Transportation Professional. The first issue is expected to be published in the early spring of 2020. MPG will also publish MTAC’s annual membership directory. Matthews Publishing Group will bring […]