Transportation

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John Silva
December 21, 2019 - 9:48 am
(Middletown, Conn/WTIC) - State Police report a busy start to their annual holiday travel enforcement detail. So far, troopers have responded to 687 calls for services. Thirty-seven motorists have needed some type of assistance. In addition, they say there've been 44 crashes, nine with injury but...
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FILE PHOTO - Governor Ned Lamont. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer
AP
December 10, 2019 - 8:33 am
Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he hopes Connecticut lawmakers will vote next week on a transportation improvement plan that includes truck-only tolls, but isn't ruling out a possible vote in January.
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AP
December 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former staff of the Connecticut Port Authority described to lawmakers a variety of challenges they faced setting up the new entity, created by the General Assembly in 2014. Scott Bates, the authority's former board chairman, says the volunteer board had a "daunting mission"...
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AP
December 02, 2019 - 3:48 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say they arrested 52 people suspected of driving under the influence and investigated two fatal traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period. Troopers responded to more than 7,200 calls for service in the five-day period that...
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John Silva
November 27, 2019 - 12:24 pm
(Middletown, Conn./WTIC) - From now through Sunday, State Police will be paying extra attention to state roads and highways. It's part of their annual Thanksgiving enforcement detail. Trooper First Class Christine Jeltema says motorists need to drive defensively, taking into account there will be...
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John Silva
November 19, 2019 - 2:47 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - State House Democratic leaders are out with another proposal on tolls and this one doesn't include cars. Rather, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and Majority Leader Matt Ritter are suggesting truck-only tolls on a dozen bridges, a reduction from Governor Lamont's call for 14...
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Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano unveils his caucus' transportation plan. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
AP
November 14, 2019 - 11:39 am
By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Republicans in Connecticut unveiled an alternative transportation plan on Thursday that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases but includes many of the same projects proposed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 10-year, nearly $18 billion...
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