Transportation

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New congestion tolling, higher sales and gas taxes, and increased licensing fees are among a list of ideas presented Friday on how to help fund Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $100 billion overhaul of Connecticut's aging transportation infrastructure.

The revenue changes recommended by the Transportation Finance Panel wouldn't begin until fiscal year 2018. That would theoretically give state lawmakers and the voters time to change the state's constitution and institute a so-called "lock box," preventing transportation funds from being raided for other purposes.

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A new report finds Connecticut’s old roads and bridges cost motorists more than $5 billion each year.

The report was released on Tuesday by TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group sponsored by insurance companies and businesses involved in road construction.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's two-year, $40 billion budget proposal contains more than $1.3 billion in spending cuts. It outlines a $100 billion transportation plan that he says will take 30 years to complete. And Malloy says it contains no tax increases, although Republicans disagree on the definition of a tax increase.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy used his state of the state speech on Wednesday to push for a 30-year plan to overhaul the state’s entire transportation infrastructure.

The comprehensive plan would cost billions of dollars but Malloy says the state cannot afford to wait.  The Democratic governor gave the speech shortly after being sworn-in for his second term.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is defending his administration’s use of the state’s special transportation fund.  Malloy responded on Tuesday to a White House report on transportation investment that prompted criticism from Republicans.

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