Connecticut

Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Pitches Fewer Tolls Than Originally Planned

Ned Lamont Protesters against tolls stand in front of the Connecticut State Capitol. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has revealed that an updated plan for toll roads in his state will involve no more than 50 tolling gantries, fewer than had been proposed in an early plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Connecticut Infrastructure Earns C- From ASCE

Connecticut Infrastructure The Mystic River Bascule Bridge in Mystic. This drawbridge spanning the Mystic River was built in 1920. (Getty Images)

Connecticut has earned a C- on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent infrastructure report card.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2018
Government

I-84 Widening Project in Connecticut Set to Open Ahead of Schedule

Aerial view of I-84 An aerial view of I-84 construction in Waterbury, Conn. (I84waterbury.com)

The Interstate 84 widening project in Waterbury, Conn., which has been going on since 2015, is on track to open one year ahead of schedule.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Announces $8.5 Million for Transit Projects

Malloy Malloy via ct.gov

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy recently announced that $8.5 million would be divided among five transit-related projects across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2018
Government, Business

Gov. Dannel Malloy Releases Revenue Plan for Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy released a revenue package Jan. 31 that is expected to stabilize the state’s Special Transportation Fund and restore previously canceled projects through various tax increases and a tolling system.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government

Effort to Boost Transportation Funding Slows in Connecticut

Two years ago in February, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled an ambitious 30-year, $100 billion infrastructure proposal.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
Government

Connecticut Legislature Going Overtime to Approve Budget

Knowing that they wouldn’t be able to approve a budget before the midnight May 4 deadline despite reaching a tentative, $19.75 billion agreement with Gov. Dannel Malloy the previous day, Connecticut lawmakers voted to schedule special sessions to do so.

Transport Topics
May 5, 2016
Government

Connecticut Officials Seek Solutions for I-95 'Crisis'

Two accidents this week on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme and East Lyme, Connecticut, left local officials saying the "crisis" on that stretch of the highway needs to be dealt with sooner than the changes called for in the governor's transportation plan.  

Kimberly Drelich | The Day, New London, Conn.(TNS)
Izaskun E. Larrañeta and Lindsay Boyle
January 13, 2016
Government

Report: Connecticut's Michael Riley to Retire

Michael Riley, the longtime president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, said he plans to retire at the end of the year, the Manchester, Connecticut-based Journal Inquirer newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2015
Government

Connecticut Snow-Removal Law Takes Effect

Truckers running in Connecticut who cause injury or damage because they failed to remove snow or ice from their vehicles could now be hit with large fines.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2014