The Latest, $55 Billion Solution to Long Island Sound Crossing: Underwater Tunnel

Tasked with solving the Long Island Expressway bottleneck and handed $5 million to do it, a Montreal consulting firm offered its prescription last month: An underwater tunnel, a bridge, or some combination of the two, with a price tag ranging from $8.5 to $55.4 billion. The study, conducted by Montreal group WSP, proposes three crossing […]

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New Groundwork Set For Hartford’s ‘Bushnell Park South’ Development

A planned parking garage near The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts would lay the groundwork for transforming a sea of asphalt parking lots into a neighborhood of housing, shops and restaurants connecting Bushnell Park to south Hartford. Revitalization would add to tax rolls and dramatically boost the vibrancy of an area that has morphed […]

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CTrail Hartford Line launches website that offers fares, schedules

Interested rail passengers can now get information on events, fares and schedules at the new CTrail Hartford Line website launched Thursday. The $700 million Hartford Line increases rail service from New Haven to Hartford by 11 more trains per day, bringing the total to 17. Twelve will continue north to Springfield. http://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/State/Hartford-Line-launches-commuter-website.html

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With a price cap proposed, North Stonington school building project on track to break ground in February

Over a year and a half after the town approved a $38.5 million project to renovate the town’s schools, the project is nearing the end of its planning stage and town officials expect to break ground next month. The proposed GMP of $33,875,455 is lower than the maximum approved in the resolution the town passed […]

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Amazon could be leaning toward Boston for new HQ2

Amazon is in negotiations to lease up to 1 million square feet of office space in Boston, a move that might indicate the internet retailing giant has chosen the city as the location for its $5 billion second North American headquarters (HQ2), according to Fortune. Boston has already been floated as a prime candidate for […]

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Construction firm with 43,000 employees collapses

Carillion, which employs 43,000 people around the world, said in a statement Monday that rescue talks with stakeholders including the British government had collapsed. Carillion, which has roughly half its global workforce in Britain, has its roots in the construction business. But it also builds infrastructure for high speed rail and power distribution projects, and […]

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Gov slams brakes on $4.3B transportation projects

The governor slammed the brakes on $4.3 billion worth of planned transportation projects, claiming poverty and imploring the General Assembly to finally allocate needed money. A more than $200 million plan to improve the West Rock Tunnel on Route 15 in New Haven is off the table, along with improvements to the Merritt 7 train […]

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Killingly council approves pair of power plant agreements

After months of discussion, the election of several new local representatives and a slew of amendments, the Killingly Town Council this week approved two agreements with a proposed power plant developer that could net the town millions in tax revenue. The contracts are contingent on the NTE energy company building a electric generating plant — […]

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Malloy: CT’s $4.3B of roadwork on hold

The governor says Connecticut is postponing indefinitely $4.3 billion worth of transportation projects until lawmakers come up with new revenue to pay for them. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker released the full list of projects Wednesday that are dependent on funding from DOT’s Special Transportation Fund (STF). […]

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