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Connecticut General Assembly expected to vote next week on tolls

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.

Dems tout momentum for tolls at Westport event; Republicans remain unmoved

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.

CT tourism industry showing encouraging signs of growth

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.

CT highway tolls may be curbed in favor of fed-assisted alternative

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.

Connecticut state Republicans, Lamont turn up heat on tolls talk

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.

Pro-toll bills approved by CT transportation committee

"A 21st century economy cannot be supported by a 20th century transportation system," says Gov. Ned Lamont; "This is a total abrogation of responsibility," respond GOP leaders.

Lamont, Stamford officials detail replacement of Route 1 bridge

“If we don’t take care of this bridge … surely that bridge collapses," said Stamford Mayor David Martin.

Stamford passes anti-tolling resolution

The Department of Transportation's latest tolling study recommends the installation of 82 tolling gantries on all highways throughout Connecticut.

Bridgeport leaders push back on DOT plans to defer rail station...

"The East Side and other adjoining neighborhoods have gotten their hopes up about the possibility of a new rail station and are looking to us as leaders to make it happen,” Mayor Joe Ganim said.

Bridgeport receives 50 percent funding match on Congress Street Bridge project

Mayor Joe Ganim said the funding will have a "huge impact on Bridgeport's infrastructure and rejoin our communities."

Lamont names former Metro-North president as next DOT commissioner

Giulietti ran Metro-North from February 2014 until his retirement in August 2017.

Stamford Transportation Center receiving millions from fed, state for upgrades

According to Gov. Dannel Malloy, the investment will ensure the station can operate in a state of good repair for the next 25 years and beyond.

DOT report: Connecticut can gain $1B annually with tolls

The report said a tolling system would cost $372 million, with $210 million for infrastructure and $162 million for a fiber communications system.

Connecticut introduces Go CT fare card for commuters

The card allows commuters to place funds into an account connected to the card, and then simply tapping the card on the fare box each time when boarding CTtransit, CTtransit Express and CTfastrak.

Walk Bridge replacement work in Norwalk uncovers 3,000-year-old artifacts

Along with components of a Contact Period Native American fort, the find includes arrowheads, flints and a variety of tools.