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Advocates have projected that Connecticut could make $70 million in the first year of legalization and approximately $160 million in each following year.
While the current version of Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 transportation plan estimates its trucks-only tolls component will raise $170-180 million a year for infrastructure improvements, that is only "a small fraction of what is needed,” according to State Sen. Alex Bergstein, D-36th (Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford),
The governor said that similar initiatives in Massachusetts have saved health care consumers more than $5 billion since 2013.
Sean Scanlon, the executive director at Tweed, cited reduced demand during the winter for the cutback.
State Republicans, who have been rebuffed in their requests for specific details, are dissatisfied. "If Gov. Lamont is confident in his plan, why won't he share it with the public, or at the very least the lawmakers who he is asking to vote on it?" says Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano. "What doesn’t he want us to know?"
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.
"Connecticut can no longer afford to kick the can down the potholed road,” said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Over the coming days, I look forward to continuing these discussions so we can adopt a plan to finally fix our transportation system and get our state’s economy moving again, in short order.”
AT&T will provide 4G LTE technology along the busiest commuter rail line in the U.S. from New Haven to Connecticut’s western border, and can upgrade to 5G as that technology matures and customer demand calls for it.
Marketing an individual company is obviously not the same as marketing an entire state. But according to Peter Denious, who in August was appointed...
Soon after the ratification of the hospital agreement came word that a federal appeals court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, in light of the U.S. Congress’ elimination of the tax penalty that was intended to enforce it.
Armed with positive remarks by several credit rating agencies and data from a National Association of State Budget Officers survey, the governor said the work done during his first year in office "is showing results, and Wall Street is taking notice."
The plan would install gantries on six state and county roads that cross the state line in the towns of Pound Ridge, Lewisboro and North Salem, and possibly a toll on the Hutchinson River Parkway just before it becomes the Merritt Parkway upon entering Connecticut.
Meanwhile, according to a new report, some Connecticut lawmakers have discussed leasing part of the state’s tolling infrastructure to telecommunication companies looking to develop 5G wireless technology.
According to the latest version of Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 transportation plan, the average one-way toll for a truck in Connecticut with an EZ Pass transponder would be $8. Regional rates range from $4.18 in Massachusetts to $25.49 in New York.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for its input on an appeals court ruling that would enable Tweed New...