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The study is also considering ideas to replace the 1,065-foot-long I-95 bridge over Metro-North Railroad and Myrtle Avenue.
Delivery is expected within 18 months.
Five Fairfield County localities will receive state funding.
The results of such investments, a letter from Democratic and Republican state lawmakers says, would include reducing vehicular congestion off Route 7, enhancing economic development, and limiting the area’s carbon footprint.
Connecticut needs approximately 125,000 to 150,000 EVs by 2025 and 500,000 EVs by 2030 to meet its statutorily mandated greenhouse gas reduction target.
The Transportation and Climate Initiative, scheduled to be voted upon by the state Environment Committee tomorrow, promises Connecticut at least a 26% reduction in carbon emissions from transportation from 2022 to 2032.
The Walk Bridge was built in 1896 and the Connecticut River Bridge went up in 1907.
Twelve electric buses are on order for operation in the New Haven and Stamford service areas.
Fairfield County still has the most confirmed cases in the state, totaling 15 as of 5 p.m. Saturday.
Republican opposition to tolls of any kind has been fierce, but Democrat leaders have said over the past few weeks that they believe they have the votes to pass such legislation. Democrats have a 22-14 majority in the Senate and a 91-60 majority in the House.
A new Hartford Courant/Sacred Heart University poll shows growing public support for Gov. Ned Lamont’s 10-year, $19 billion CT2030 plan, which includes tolls for tractor-trailers on 12 highway bridges around the state -- as well as rising public approval of the governor's performance.
The July 1 reopening of the state's six welcome centers has been a big plus. “They’re the front door to the state," says Connecticut Office of Tourism Director Randy Fiveash.
Gov. Ned Lamont's CT 2030 program is a 10-year plan for priority highway and rail projects intended to create less congestion, quicker commutes, and increased economic activity.
The fight over highway tolls between Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and state Senate Republicans has centered in part on an internal Department of Transportation memo.