Transportation en Malloy responds to GOP criticism on transportation funding <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is defending his administration’s use of the state’s special transportation fund.&nbsp; Malloy responded on Tuesday to a White House report on transportation investment that prompted criticism from Republicans.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:46:43 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20723 at Tree clearing along Merritt 30% done, says CDOT <p>The Connecticut Department of Transportation says tree clearing along the 37 mile-long Merritt Parkway is about 30 percent complete. DOT crews have been on a major push to clear trees along the state’s roads since Hurricane Irene, the October snowstorm in 2011 and super storm Sandy.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:12:26 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 18967 at MTA tax upheld. For now. <p></p><p>The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries. &nbsp;On Thursday New York&#39;s top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn&#39;t over yet. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:23:40 +0000 Charles Lane 6555 at MTA tax upheld. For now. Murphy calls for "buying American" in federal transportation spending <p>U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut introduced an amendment Thursday in an effort to stop the federal Department of Transportation from buying goods and services overseas.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:32:29 +0000 Craig LeMoult 2515 at Murphy calls for "buying American" in federal transportation spending