Connecticut

Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Connecticut Truckers Face Bill to Lower Emissions

Lamont Lamont speaks at a past event in Hartford. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Connecticut truckers are facing an uphill battle in opposing the governor's bill to improve air quality by imposing California’s stringent emissions standards on medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Connecticut Considers California Standards for Large-Truck Emissions

Welcome to Connecticut sign Welcome to Connecticut sign on a gray cloudy day with road construction signs. (Rabbitti/Getty Images)

A Connecticut effort to curb carbon-spewing emissions from large trucks by adopting California’s clean air regulations moved forward March 28, despite heavy criticism from opponents who said it could lead to higher costs on Connecticut businesses.

John Moritz | Connecticut Post
March 29, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Connecticut House Cuts Gas Tax, Offers Other Relief

Connecticut Senate Republican leader Kevin Kelly calls for gasoline tax cuts Senate Republican leader Kevin Kelly is joined by House and Senate Republicans calling for gasoline tax cuts. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via Tribune Content Agency)

With the state budget surplus hitting record-breaking levels, Connecticut legislators voted unanimously March 23 to cut gasoline taxes — and talked about reducing more taxes in the future.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
March 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Connecticut Lawmakers Push Through New Tax on Trucks

Legislators this week in Hartford, Conn., approved a new user fee on large trucks. Legislators this week in Hartford, Conn., approved a new user fee on large trucks. (SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images)

The Connecticut General Assembly approved a bill that would impose a highway use fee on heavy commercial trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Connecticut Republicans Attack Governor’s Truck-Tax Plan

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont by Brad Horrigan/courant.com via Tribune Content Agency

HARTFORD, Conn. — Republican state lawmakers, along with trucking and food-distribution executives, on April 28 declared war on Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed regional climate initiative and user tax for heavy trucks on state highways.

Ken Dixon | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
April 29, 2021
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Proposes Mileage-Based Fee on Trucks

Ned Lamont Gov. Ned Lamont's address. (ct.gov via YouTube)

In his recent budget address, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a mileage-based fee on tractor-trailers estimated to raise $90 million annually.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Connecticut DOT Unveils $9.7 Billion Transportation Investment Plan

Connecticut Traffic on Interstate 84 in Connecticut. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

The Connecticut Department of Transportation released its $9.7 billion capital plan, which includes investments across various modes of transportation over the next five years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Hits Pause on Trucks-Only Toll Vote

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont delivers the State of the State in Hartford, Conn., on Feb. 5. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont delivers the State of the State in Hartford, Conn., on Feb. 5. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Gov. Ned Lamont has called for a pause on the vote for trucks-only tolls in Connecticut after repeated delays from lawmakers to convene for a vote.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Cutting Trucks-Only Toll Bill in Half and Voting Twice

Gold Star Memorial Bridge in Connecticut is one of the proposed spots for a trucks-only toll. Gold Star Memorial Bridge in Connecticut is one of the proposed spots for a trucks-only toll. (Christopher Badzioch/Getty Images)

With Connecticut state legislators deeply distrustful of each other, lawmakers are considering a new plan for Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposal to toll trucks only at 12 bridges — offering two separate bills with six tolls each and forcing the House of Representatives and Senate to vote twice.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
February 19, 2020
Government, Fuel

Analysis: Connecticut Transportation Account Has Gained $3.7 Billion From General Fund Since 2003

I-84 at New York-Connecticut line Trucks and cars travel on Interstate 84 at the New York-Connecticut line. (aaroads.com)

The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management released an analysis revealing that funding has been diverted from the General Fund to support the Special Transportation Fund in nearly every state budget since 2003.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020

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