Bradley Airport scores $13.2M infrastructure grant

Bradley International Airport will receive a $13.2 million federal aviation grant for taxiway enhancements, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award Bradley the grant, part of a $3.18 billion funding package for airport improvements at runways, taxiways, aprons and terminals across the country. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20180731/NEWS01/180739981/bradley-airport-scores-132m-infrastructure-grant#.W2CmJDgpJYM.twitter

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Bond commission approves $10M for electronic tolls study

After a nearly hour-long debate, the 10-member commission voted 6-3, with one abstention, to approve the funding proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker estimated tolls could raise as much as $1 billion per year, with up to 40 percent coming from out-of-state motorists. Depending on the level of discounts […]

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Downtown North Developer Lays Out Vision, Fields Questions From Hartford Leaders

Randy Salvatore, owner of RMS Companies, the group chosen by the city to build 800 apartments and 60,000 square feet of retail space in the long-barren neighborhood, outlined a proposal that would begin with 200 housing units behind the Red Lion Hotel on Trumbull Street. The more than $200 million project would be financed primarily […]

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Developer pitches 108-unit Newington apartment project near busway

A Massachusetts-based developer that has been active building new apartments in Greater Hartford is eyeing a $32 million transit-oriented development on a long-vacant lot near a CTfastrak station in Newington. Newington Town Planner Craig Minor said the proposal will be discussed at the planning board’s Aug. 8 meeting and could meet town approval at subsequent […]

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Groups Ask OSHA for National Heat-Protection Standard

In a petition sent to OSHA on July 17, the groups, led by advocacy organization Public Citizen, recommend that the proposed heat standard include mandatory rest breaks away from the heat, including a complete halt at certain extreme heat levels. The groups say that construction and agriculture have the “highest risk of heat stress injuries […]

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Crumbling Stamford bridge may get $2M facelift

It was replaced with a metal-truss design manufactured by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, then the state’s only major bridge manufacturer. Now the double-arched bridge of intricate metal work is 130 years old – one of only eight left in Connecticut. It has been deteriorating for decades. In 2002, the city closed it to car […]

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Developers see opportunity with increasing demand for youth-sports facilities

Youth sports in the United States has blossomed into a $15.5 billion industry, with parents often treating out-of-state tournaments as a family vacation. Plans were recently unveiled for a $200 million sports complex in Windsor Locks that aims to be a premier facility for top youth athletes from around the country, particularly for Amateur Athletic […]

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Tolling only viable choice to pay for Connecticut’s transportation needs

Connecticut needs to implement some form of electronic tolling on its highways. The state Department of Transportation has issued preliminary estimates that tolls could yield up to $800 million annually, providing a critical influx of funding to the State Transportation Fund. Continued dependence solely on the fuel tax will not get the job done. In […]

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