Entries by MTAC Staff

In Waterford, I-395 Northbound closure planned

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that activities related to the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00255, I-395 over Route 85 in the town of Waterford are expected to cause significant delays. The work is tentatively scheduled to occur between Friday May 31, 2019 and Monday June 10, 2019. Motorists are advised to avoid the […]

Builders, trades, launch new ad to push for tolls in Connecticut

From CT Mirror. A coalition of construction businesses and trades launched a new television and online advertising campaign Tuesday that makes a pitch for electronic tolling to refinance a critical rebuild of Connecticut’s highways, bridges and rail lines. First established last spring to support tolls, the Move CT Forward coalition is renewing its efforts as […]

DOT proposal on HOS rules slated for June publication

From Transport Topics. The Department of Transportation’s Significant Rulemaking Report for April indicates that the agency plans to publish its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on hours-of-service regulations June 7. The Significant Rulemakings Report, updated monthly, offers the summary and status of the rulemakings DOT has pending. Although April’s report lists June 7 as the “originally […]

Spurred by e-commerce, Bradley Airport sees spike, significant growth potential in freight business

From Hartford Business Journal. The four-town Bradley Airport Development Zone is also in a unique position to become a key locus of ground freight in the Northeast, said Joe Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut (MTAC), which represents companies in the state’s trucking industry. In addition to its proximity to the airport, […]

Finance package offers mixed bag of tax hikes

From CT News Junkie. The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is proposing increasing revenues by $1.01 billion in 2020 and $1.33 billion in 2021, but the tax package the committee is hoping to adopt Wednesday doesn’t accept all of Gov. Ned Lamont’s suggestions. The committee, which eventually passed the package 29-21, rejected some of Lamont’s […]

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week – July 14-20 – focus on speeding

From CVSA. Drivers’ actions contributed to a staggering 94 percent of all traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2015 Traffic Safety Facts report. In response to this issue, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driver behaviors […]

Trump, Congressional Democrats agree on $2 trillion infrastructure package

From Transport Topics. After a private meeting at the White House on April 30, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters that Democrats had reached an agreement with President Donald Trump on a $2 trillion infrastructure measure. “Building [the] infrastructure of America has never been a partisan issue […]

MTAC submits testimony on transportation funding legislation

This week, MTAC president Joe Sculley submitted testimony in support of SB 1121, an act concerning Prioritize Progress. The bill is an alternative to using tolls to fund transportation in Connecticut, which would instead prioritize the use of Special Transportation Bonds, and General Obligation bonds. In Sculley’s testimony, he outlined how the bipartisan budget passed […]

News & insights from MTAC partner Wilson Elser

The April 2019 issue of The Hub: Transportation News & Insights looks at four trending topics: The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of independent contractors/ owner operators; an examination of how duck boat owners avoided seeking limitation in an attempt to limit potential exposure to punitive damages; new FAA Regulations for drones; and […]