Help DOT Develop their Next Generation of Rail Cars

Posted on September 17, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) would like your input on the state’s next generation of rail cars. They will be purchasing a fleet of new rail cars to replace their exiting push-pull coaches operating on the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, Danbury Line and Waterbury Line and want to know what you consider to be reliable, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable.

Customers from each rail line will be selected through an open lottery process for an opportunity to participate in their

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Rep. Smith Expresses Opposition to New “Grocery Tax” Passed by Democrats

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Richard Smith (R-108) is standing by his House and Senate Republican colleagues and denouncing a slew of new, and increased, taxes on grocery store foods and prepared meals passed in the Democrat state budget that takes effect on October 1, 2019.

“This is entirely unsustainable,” said Rep. Smith. “How does our majority party think our residents are going to be able to keep paying more and more for everyday necessities? They are being unfairly taxed everywhere they turn.”

This week, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) released a statement clarifying the long list of restaurant meals and food items that the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to, including dozens of products that have not been previously taxed.

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CTRail Safety Drill this Saturday

Posted on September 11, 2019 by admin


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I would like to notify you that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be conducting a simulated rail accident training drill for the Shoreline East and Hartford Lines on Saturday, September 14th between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the Belle Dock rail yard at 435 East Street, New Haven.

Please do not be alarmed, as the drill will appear and sound like a realistic head-on collision. It will include volunteer passengers, including Boy Scout Troop 7 of Clinton, who will simulate injuries for the training of on-duty emergency responders (fire, police and Sponsor Hospital Area Reponse Physicians).

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