Transportation climate initiative is the wrong policy at the wrong time

Op Ed in CT Mirror by MTAC President Joe Sculley. As the 2020 legislative session is about to get underway, Connecticut residents and businesses need to be on the lookout for attempts by the legislature to adopt the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI). TCI bills itself as a “regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states […]

Democratic leaders meet over governor’s toll proposal

From WFSB. MTAC President Joe Sculley is featured in this archived news report, which was originally aired on Monday, January 21. Watch the video online.

Public hearing on tolls next week? Maybe

Excerpt from CT News Junkie. Looney declined to commit to pulling together a special session before the start of the regular session on Feb. 5. Asked if he was concerned about Rhode Island’s recent revision to its spending from truck-only tolls, Looney said their plan is still only to have tolls on large trucks on […]

Road To Nowhere: Blumenthal calls for big tech companies to update GPS apps

From WNPR. According to Blumenthal’s office, one bridge on the Merritt Parkway has been hit nearly 150 times during the past decade. Truck drivers have told state police that “GPS is the No. 1 reason why they were diverted onto the road.” When truck drivers use smartphone-based navigation apps, they’re at risk of hitting bridges […]

Trucking industry pushes back on truck-only tolls proposal

From NBC CT. MTAC President Joe Sculley is featured in this NBC Connecticut report, which was originally aired on Monday, January 14. Top Democrats remain optimistic a transportation bill which includes tolls can pass. Republicans are doubtful, and the plan is facing pushback from those tolls would target.

Lamont, lawmakers, answer questions from toll supporters, opponents

From CT Insider. WESTPORT — Before a generally supportive crowd in a school auditorium, Gov. Ned Lamont on Sunday was greeted warmly for his truck-only tolls proposal, aimed at supporting the state’s infrastructure improvements with a percentage of out-of-state dollars from largely interstate carriers. During a late afternoon forum in Bedford Middle School, Lamont stressed […]

FMCSA seeks comments for new large-truck crash causation study

From Transport Topics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 issued a formal request for public comment on how best to design and conduct a major study to identify factors contributing to all large-truck fatal, injury and tow-away crashes. The Large Truck Crash Causal Factors Study would replace a 15-year-old crash causation study […]

Updates: Technical issues with Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

From FMCSA on Jan. 7. Notice: If you are an employer currently experiencing technical difficulties accessing the Clearinghouse and are unable to conduct required pre-employment queries, you may hire a driver using solely the procedures set forth in 49 CFR 391.23(e). Once FMCSA has determined and announced that users are able to access the Clearinghouse, […]

Support for truck-only tolls in place, Democrats say

Excerpt from CT Insider article. One of the chief opponents to tolls, Joe Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, representing state trucks, said after the governor’s radio appearance that he believes the arithmetic is wrong in Lamont’s revenue projections. “Governor Lamont firmly stated on WNPR’s ‘Where We Live’ this morning that truck […]

Lamont to answer public questions on tolls

From Stamford Advocate. Gov. Ned Lamont will make several public appearances this week to take questions from constituents over his proposed transportation plan, which includes controversial highway tolls. Lamont will take call-in questions on WNPR’s Where We Live at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and on WTIC 1080 AM at 8 a.m. Thursday. The governor and Transportation […]