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MOVE CT FORWARD PRAISES ACCELERATION OF CAR SALES TAX REVENUE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

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New England Regional Council of Carpenters is in Hartford to make sure the Legislature knows they NEED TO ACT TODAY to address transportation crisis. Come on, Move CT Forward, fund our roads now!

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Mary Tomolonius
· March 29, 2018
Excellent campaign to address Connecticut's transportation needs both short-term and long-term.
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What happens when $4.3B in transportation funds are suspended? More congestion, negative economic impacts and bridge and road closures. Connecticut cannot delay transportation funding any longer! We need funding NOW! Learn more at www.movectforward.com #SOSTF

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Johnny Militia

So on the 26th of April my coworker Katie Riley while working on the Interstate 91 North bound exit to Columbus Blvd, noticed a strang sound. Let's just say it'...s pretty loud with 80,000 lbs of tractor trailers flying over the bridge at 70mph. The vibration and sound are defining. But this sound was different. It wasn't right. Then she noticed chunks of concrete falling from the other bridge span. Not little pieces, pieces that would knock your ass out if they hit you. This span was 91 South. She immediately brought it to the attention of the Connecticut DOT Inspector on the job site . 20 minutes later he and the foreman took a look the problem. Up on his inspection ,he immediately wanted to shut the highway down. As the trucks traveled over the crumbling section of bridge. Chunks of concrete would fall , and the area around the hole would flex. If Katie Riley wasn't there to notice this , this hole would grown to create a severe chain of events that could have cost the lives of unknowing travelers.
One hour later, that section of road was cut off to traffic and was being repaired by DOT staff.

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Dan Haar: Transportation crisis needs compromise. Read the full article at https://bit.ly/2FPnCA9

Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, employees and guests gathered at ASML along Route 7 in Wilton as the technology manufacturer broke ground on the first of three expansion rounds. The maker of equipment for the semiconductor industry is one year into a 4-year ramp-up adding more than 500 people. An int...
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Congestion on CT’s urban roadways can cost commuters up to $1,739 and an average of 40 hours of delay per year. It is unacceptable to spend our time and money stuck in traffic instead of spending it with our families. Fund our STF NOW! #SOSTF

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Failing to invest in transportation infrastructure could result in a loss of 10,277 jobs every year, putting our state’s workers at risk. This is more than just a transportation funding crisis - Hartford needs to fund our roads and bridges and support our jobs NOW! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2JVdp8U #SOSTF

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Lots of support today at the Connecticut Statehouse to help solve CT's transportation funding crisis. #SOSTF

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Every day, there are over 1,000,000 drivers traveling over CT’s top 10 structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges. Do you drive over one of these bridges? We can’t delay transportation funding any longer. Fund our roads and bridges NOW! Learn more at https://www.movectforward.com #SOSTF

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Some of CT’s bridges have areas of up to 100% deterioration. That is unacceptable. Connecticut needs a solution NOW! Learn more at https://bit.ly/2FFuEcu #SOSTF

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It is estimated that roadway features are a likely contributing factor to one third of fatal traffic crashes in Connecticut. To learn more, click here: https://bit.ly/2rmOp0L #SOSTF

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Connecticut has the most poorly rated roads of all 50 states. Without Special Transportation Funding, our roads can only get worse. We need funding now! Learn more at movectforward.com. #SOSTF

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According to the CTDOT Commissioner, public transit services will be cut and fares will increase by 10% for rail and 14.3% for bus by July 1 if action is not taken to fix STF funding. CT deserves a better solution! Read more https://bit.ly/2HOsuuw

The state's transportation commission is warning of a "economic death spiral to our economy" if rail and bus fares are raised and service cut. James P. Redeker said the state Department of Transportation would have no choice but the raise the fares July 1 without action by the General Assembly to fi...
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According to TRIP, a national transportation research group, 57% of Connecticut roads are in poor condition and 33% of bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Special Transportation Funding is needed NOW! Learn more at https://bit.ly/2rmOp0L #SOSTF

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Getting There: Blame Legislature if fare hikes, service cuts take effect - Read full article from CT Post here: https://bit.ly/2vAFhMl

I've been writing for weeks about the profound impact the state Department of Transportation's impending bus and rail service cuts and fare hikes will have on commuters, local businesses and real estate values. But with just weeks to go, the folks who can prevent this pain - the state Legislature -....
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