Connecticut

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
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Proposes Truck Tolls

Ned Lamont Ned Lamont via Jessica Hill/Associated Press

A trucks-only tolling system in Connecticut is part of the latest iteration of Gov. Ned Lamont’s transportation investment plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Connecticut Officials Weigh Toll Costs, Benefits

Connecticut Roads Highways near East Hartford, Conn. (Getty Images)

While local and state officials stress the need for transportation infrastructure improvements, they also have concerns and questions about the governor’s plan for tolls.

Kimberly Drelich | The Day (New London, Conn.)
November 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Conn. Rail Plan Would Cut Travel From New Haven to New York by 30 Minutes

Metro-North Railroad A view of the the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line at the Croton–Harmon station in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., on Nov. 2, 2016. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Gov. Ned Lamont will call Nov. 7 for more than $4 billion in improvements for the Metro-North Railroad to cut travel times and alleviate traffic congestion in lower Fairfield County.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
November 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Pivots From Truck-Only Toll Plan

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

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has suggested a tolling program that would affect both cars and tractor-trailers, shifting away from an earlier pledge to only toll trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Gov. Dannel Malloy Postpones Connecticut Transportation Projects

I-84 in Connecticut Doug Kerr/Flickr

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy recently announced that $4.3 billion in transportation projects have been placed on hold until the General Assembly devotes more money to the State Transportation Fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Government, TCA

Connecticut’s Governor Promotes State’s Transportation Lockbox

Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS

Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is not seeking re-election in 2018, is promoting a lockbox concept approved in both the state Senate and House as the only guarantee that transportation funds will be set aside and protected for future use by his successor.

Mary O’Leary | New Haven (Conn.) Register
July 7, 2017