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Connecticut receives $1M for study to improve I-95 corridor in Stamford

The study is also considering ideas to replace the 1,065-foot-long I-95 bridge over Metro-North Railroad and Myrtle Avenue.

Connecticut pulls electric bus fleet after fire

Within Fairfield County, the buses were used in Stamford and Bridgeport.

Connecticut receives $11.4M grant for 22 electric buses

Delivery is expected within 18 months.

CTDOT awards $24M to municipalities for air quality improvement projects

Five Fairfield County localities will receive state funding.

Area legislators seek funding to electrify Danbury rail line, expand service

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.

More electric buses, incentives to buy EVs on the way

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.

Lamont offers free bus service, touts carbon emissions-reduction plan

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.

Connecticut receives $145M in federal funds for replacing bridges

The Walk Bridge was built in 1896 and the Connecticut River Bridge went up in 1907.

$6.7 million fed grant for electric bus facility upgrades in Stamford

Twelve electric buses are on order for operation in the New Haven and Stamford service areas.

COVID-19 UPDATE: State cases total 20; Lamont signs exec order to...

Fairfield County still has the most confirmed cases in the state, totaling 15 as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

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.