Liberal Democrats want more tax hikes on the rich in final crafting of state budget

From Harford Courant. As lawmakers scramble to finish a budget in the final full week of the legislative session, some liberal Democrats are concerned negotiators are not proposing enough tax hikes on the rich as they seek compromise with Gov. Ned Lamont. Negotiators have agreed on the outlines of a plan that rejects a 2 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three weeks until bridge is installed on Route 1 over I-95 at Exit 9, Stamford

In three weeks, the first of two bridge spans on Route 1 (East Main Street) over I-95 at Exit 9 in Stamford will be moved and set in place. On Friday, May 31 at 11 p.m., I-95 motorists will be detoured onto 2-lane temporary roads in each direction while construction is underway. Earlier in 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 […]