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Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of bridge

Wayne Grayson - Jan 27, 2015

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of bridge

  An excavator operator escaped a serious machine rollover while working alongside a bridge in Connecticut recently. According to a report from the Record-Journal, Tom Bryda, was operating the excavator January 14 when it rolled over and slid down an embankment, settling below the ...

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Poor roadways cost Connecticut drivers $4.2 billion annually

Brian Ethridge - Dec 23, 2014

A breakdown of the costs per motorist in each Connecticut's largest areas, with a statewide total at the bottom.

Deficient roads and bridges cost Connecticut drivers a total of $4.2 billion statewide annually, and as much as $1,900 per driver in some areas,  due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to the latest TRIP Report. The report, “Connecticut ...

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Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 06, 2014

Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Despite some states – and even some counties and municipalities – finding a way to fund transportation projects without relying on the federal government, the state of Connecticut isn’t one of them. (To read, “States Aren’t Waiting Around for Federal ...

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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of I-84 bridge replacement

Brian Ethridge - Jul 24, 2014

VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of I-84 bridge replacement

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy's office released the below video which features a bridge replacement project on Interstate 84 in Southington. The project costed $6 million using a process known as accelerated bridge construction (ABC). During the process the new bridge ...

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What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Brian Ethridge - Jul 16, 2014

What state has the worst roads and bridges in the country?

Ever wonder what state has the worst roads and bridges in the nation? A new “It’s Time to Rebuild America” report from the White House gives that unfortunate title to Rhode Island. The report claims that 41 percent of Rhode Island’s ...

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Variable-price tolling possible on I-84, I-95 in Connecticut

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

Variable-price tolling possible on I-84, I-95 in Connecticut

Connecticut’s Interstates 84 and 95 could include variable-price tolling in the future, The Hartford Courant reports. Related: Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax I-95 has been toll-free since 1985, according to the report. If implemented, the highways ...

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Connecticut officials scale back I-84 expansion due to lack of funds

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Connecticut officials scale back I-84 expansion due to lack of funds

Interstate 84 that runs through a portion of Connecticut was set for a 30-mile expansion project that would widen all of the highway from the New York state line to the city of Waterbury, but a lack of necessary funds ...

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Connecticut could bond $11.9 million for road repairs

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Connecticut could bond $11.9 million for road repairs

Connecticut could see more funding for highway repairs in the coming weeks. Gov. Dannel Malloy said this week that the state bond commission plans to meet next Friday to consider a $11.9 million bond that would fund road maintenance and resurfacing ...

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Winter storms threaten holiday travel

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 26, 2013

Winter storms threaten holiday travel

A deadly winter storm predicted for the Northeast will challenge motorists traveling this long holiday weekend. Meteorologists are warning drivers against traveling during Tuesday and Wednesday when conditions are expected to be the worst. A foot of snow has already fallen in ...

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Genie S-85 boom lift helps install Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 21, 2013

Genie S-85 boom lift helps install Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

A Genie S-85 telescopic boom aided in the installation of the Rockefeller Christmas tree earlier this month. The lift, provided by Genie dealer Tri Lift, allowed the rigging crew to place the necessary guy wires after a large crane raised the ...

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Foxx talks transportation needs in Connecticut, Minnesota

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

Foxx talks transportation needs in Connecticut, Minnesota

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday took his first official trips, visiting New Haven, Connecticut, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Foxx, who officially took on his new role as DOT chief earlier this month, discussed transportation needs in each city he traveled to. The ...

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