Lamont Pitches Revised Transportation Plan With No Legislative Leaders In Sight

The 10-year, $21.1-billion plan includes the installation of tolls in 14 locations. The toll rates would be capped at between $0.50 and $1, but there’s no guarantee they would come down in 27 years when the federal low-interest loans are paid. Lamont said he could write it into the contract to give people “legal confidence” […]

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Lamont’s transit package includes major commitments to Metro-North

The new plan proposes 14 strategically placed toll locations on or near state bridges, with dedicated revenue streams to support rehabilitation work on each span. Lamont’s offering to sweeten the pot, by offering 5-percent of revenues flowing to the communities that host the highway tolls. The massive transportation program includes $5 billion in major upgrades […]

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$12M medical-office space development underway in Middletown

The development, which has already received city approval, will increase by 50 percent the medical-office park located on Saybrook Road. That medical complex currently consists of three buildings at 400, 410 and 420 Saybrook Road, collectively encompassing more than 100,000 square feet. Adding about 50,000 square feet of medical space to the medical complex will […]

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This is Lamont’s vision for transportation — and how he’ll sell it

A $21 billion transportation plan Gov. Ned Lamont intends to begin promoting Thursday would touch every aspect of Connecticut’s highway and rail system over the next decade, expanding and improving Metro-North, unclogging highway bottlenecks, replacing aging bridges and connecting Bradley International Airport to a more robust regional rail system. There would be five tolls on […]

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Ørsted offers $100 million to southeastern Connecticut in offshore wind bid

Ørsted-Eversource announced Wednesday that if its Constitution Wind bid to supply up to 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power is successful, the partners are ready to commit funding for scholarships for community college students, money for research and monitoring at the University of Connecticut Avery Point and Mystic Aquarium and to a small business loan […]

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Klarides tweets Gov. Lamont’s transportation plan includes 14 ‘temporary’ tolling locations

A top Republican lawmaker says Gov. Ned Lamont’s latest transportation funding plan will include 14 “temporary” highway tolling locations. House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, revealed the number of tolling locations in a Twitter post Monday after Lamont administration officials briefed House Republicans on the 10-year, $18 billion transportation funding plan. Klarides tweets Gov. Lamont’s […]

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Amid national growth, CT’s construction workforce down 8%

The region’s construction industry lost 1,600 jobs between Sept. 2018 and Sept. 2019, down 8 percent from a year ago, according to a new report by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction employment declined in Connecticut during the last year as the workforce grew nationally. In fact, the industry added jobs in 68 percent […]

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Lamont Makes Transportation Pitch to Senate Republicans

The plan Lamont gave Republicans Thursday included a list of projects, the order the projects will be tackled and what each project means for congestion. He also broke down whether a toll was associated with the project and how much revenue for that project would come from in-state and out-of-state drivers and trucks. There are […]

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