Entries by MTAC Staff

In another shift, Lamont wants regular session vote on tolls

From CT Post. Gov. Ned Lamont has asked lawmakers to fast-track electronic highway tolls, reversing a previous position to let the issue slide for a special session after the June 5 adjournment of the General Assembly. In meetings with majority Democratic leaders this week, Lamont asked for them to return his signature legislation to the […]

I-91 NB Exit 28 to close from tonight (May 29) for two years

From CT DOT. The closure is necessary to facilitate the first major stage of construction activity (lowering of southbound Routes 5/15 under I-91), and will last approximately two years. From tonight, Wednesday night, May 29, detour signs will direct I-91 northbound motorists seeking Routes 5/15 southbound at Exit 28 to follow the detour route as […]

Weekend closure and detour of I-95 in Stamford begins May 31

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the first of two scheduled weekend closures and detours of I-95 in Stamford at Exit 9 is set to begin on Friday, May 31, 2019.  The closures are necessary to facilitate the installation of two new bridge structures carrying Route 1 over I-95. Motorists are strongly […]

Trump tells Democrats to pass new NAFTA before infrastructure

From Bloomberg. President Donald Trump told Democratic congressional leaders on the eve of a White House meeting to discuss restoring the nation’s infrastructure that he first wanted them to pass his replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. “Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the […]

New look at what tolls would mean for Connecticut drivers

Excerpt from CT Post. “Our plan, we think is the best value for Connecticut drivers,” Lemar said, detailing several months of negotiations with the state DOT, as well as federal highway authorities for months, with focus on strategic investments. “We feel pretty proud of the product that we have. If you are commuting every day […]

Anti-toll group delivers 100,000 petition signatures to Lamont

Excerpt from Yankee Institute article. Joseph Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, which represents the trucking industry, said his group also opposes tolls on Connecticut’s highways. “The current toll proposals will be a huge cost burden on small businesses in Connecticut,” Sculley said. “In a state that is struggling with small, medium […]

Lamont: $213M project will ease Hartford highway backups

From Hartford Business Journal. Gov. Ned Lamont said work began this week on a $213 million state highway project aimed at easing congestion on an exit connecting Interstate 91 to the Charter Oak Bridge in Hartford. The state Department of Transportation earlier this week launched a “congestion-buster project” that will lead to the development of […]

FMCSA seeks public comment on pilot program to allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate CMVs in interstate commerce

From FMCSA. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is seeking public comment on a potential pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. “Commercial trucks and buses are essential to a thriving national economy, and the […]