Posts Tagged ‘ Route 11 ’

Tolls No Magic Bullet for Connecticut’s Route 11

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

The proposal to extend Route 11 has always been considered bad transportation policy which would lead to environmental degradation, further suburban sprawl and increased congestion. But a new study from the Connecticut DOT released last month shows that even using tolls to pay for Route 11?s extension would not cover the cost of the proposed $1.4 billion highway megaproject in southeastern Connecticut. Click on more from Mobilizing the Region.

Route 11 another ‘stalled project’: Norwich Bulletin

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

There are two other projects in southeastern Connecticut — both offering huge economic potential for the region and the state — that have been allowed to languish for decades because of a lack of funding, and the leadership needed from the state. We are, of course, referring to Route 11 and the development of the

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State Senate passes Route 11 bill

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

Tolls option, busway intact; legislation moves on to House Hartford – The state Senate voted 22 to 14 late Thursday night on a bill that would allow E-ZPass-style tolls on the future second half of Route 11 to help finance the long-stalled project. For more on this story, visit: The Day – State Senate moves

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Route 11: A classic case of Washington overreach

Feb 26th, 2012 | By

In November it would also be wise to remember our history. The first Congress passed twelve amendments and sent them to the states for consideration. Ten were ratified and they became the Bill of Rights. The people had just won their freedom and did not want to lose it to the new federal government. The

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Route 11 Extension Would Be Costly To Watershed Area

May 1st, 2011 | By

Crews stopped working on the highway in 1972. Now, nearly four decades and plenty of false starts later, the state legislature is once again considering completing the highway by borrowing money and then using tolls to help pay for it, Peter Marteka reports for The Hartford Courant. Those voting on the proposal should come down

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Connecticut legislative panel OKs Route 11 toll bill

Apr 28th, 2011 | By

A legislative committee has decided that tolls should be used to pay for the completion of Route 11.

Malloy looking to put Route 11 on road to completion

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says first step is to check availability of funds at federal level.