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CT Lawmaker: Arena Sales Tax Could Help Avoid Rail Fare Hike

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut lawmaker has come up with a creative way to avoid a proposed rail fare increase.

Connecticut State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, suggests eliminating tax exemptions for the XL Center in Hartford and a single gas company, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports. 166 more words


DEEP: Send Us Your Deer Heads, Connecticut Hunters

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) –– The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Wildlife Division is asking Connecticut hunters to provide them with deer heads to test for a relatively new disease. 228 more words


Critics Claim New Bar Cars On Metro-North New Haven Line Are Distraction From Fare Hike

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — There was good news and bad news for Connecticut commuters Tuesday night, and some think they might be related – despite protests from Gov. 608 more words


Bar Cars May Return To Metro-North's New Haven Line

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Metro-North riders on Monday were toasting the news of the possible return of bar cars to the New Haven line… 521 more words


Petition Circulated To Stop Planned Rail Fare Increases In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A state representative is circulating a petition with the aim of stopping a proposed five percent fare increase on Connecticut’s commuter rail lines. 198 more words


Sen. Blumenthal: Amtrak Bypass Proposal Would 'Paralyze' Traffic In Connecticut Town

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (CBSNewYork)– Residents of a Connecticut town near the Rhode Island border are strongly opposed to the idea of a long term rail fix plan and worry it will destroy the essence of their quiet community. 133 more words


First Of 6 Hearings To Be Held On Proposed Rail, Bus Fare Increases In Connecticut

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The first of six public hearings on planned rail and bus fare increases will be held in Old Saybrook.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is proposing a 5 percent fare increase on the New Haven commuter rail line, including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches and Shore Line East. 237 more words