Busy Logan is Good News for Growing Bradley

Busy Logan is Good News for Growing Bradley

New Englanders are flying more often to more destinations, and indications are that the trend will continue.  Published reports suggest that the region’s largest airport, Logan in Boston, is on track to becoming one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States by 2022.  That’s good news for the region’s second largest, Connecticut’s Bradley International.

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Norwalk On-Demand Shuttle Program Earns Recognition

Norwalk On-Demand Shuttle Program Earns Recognition

In the “Technology Innovation: Citizens” category, the Northeast award winner at this year’s Government Technology Special Districts program was the Norwalk Transit District.  The program that earned the recognition is the Wheels2U Micro-Transit Service, launched late last year, and may be replicated elsewhere in Connecticut

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Municipalities Can Seek Federal Bridge Repair Funds From State; Hundreds of Local Projects Eligible, Unclear How Many Applied by Deadline

Municipalities Can Seek Federal Bridge Repair Funds From State; Hundreds of Local Projects Eligible, Unclear How Many Applied by Deadline

There are more than 3,400 bridges and culverts on municipally maintained roads, according to the state DOT. Construction and maintenance is the responsibility of the cities and towns who own them. Currently, 1,765 are listed on the state’s eligible bridge list – for the removal, replacement, reconstruction or rehabilitation of local bridges.

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CT License Plates Are Fundraising "Vehicle" for Scores of State's Nonproits

CT License Plates Are Fundraising "Vehicle" for Scores of State's Nonproits

State law allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue “special background plates” on behalf of non-profit organizations. There are more that 70,000 on the roads today, and 65 specialty designs available, supporting a wide range of nonprofit causes. The most popular: Long Island Sound. The other may surprise you.

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Municipalities Can Apply for Federal Bridge Repair Funds From State Through May 31; Hundreds of Projects Eligible

Municipalities Can Apply for Federal Bridge Repair Funds From State Through May 31; Hundreds of Projects Eligible

There are more than 3,400 bridges and culverts on municipally maintained roads, according to the state Department of Transportation. Construction and maintenance is the responsibility of the cities and towns who own them. Currently, 688 bridges or culverts located in the state’s municipalities are considered to be functionally obsolete and 205 are categorized as structurally deficient. 

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Will Legislature Act to Re-open Highway Rest Stops? Maybe, Maybe Not

Will Legislature Act to Re-open Highway Rest Stops?  Maybe, Maybe Not

Legislative testimony says highway “rest areas are more than a public convenience” - they also “provide a public safety benefit.” Whether the state’s closed rest facilities will re-open is uncertain, as the fate, timing and impact of legislative proposals suggest change may not be imminent.

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