9 Blog Posts From the CONNECTICUT Tag


Obey or die!

Newspaper editors are a conflicted bunch. They tend to be socially liberal, but there’s one way most of them want the government to crush subjects under a metaphorical boot heel. That’s by speed enforcement. Editors at The Day want camera enforcement of speed limits I-95 in Connecticut. They sent a reporter onto I-95 with instructions […]

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 2: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #469

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 2: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #469

To read Part 1, click HERE. New York City (NYC) finds itself in a transportation perfect storm. The subway system is at a breaking point. Residents are abandoning city buses by droves because it’s faster to walk most days. Ridesharing vehicles clog the already snarled streets. At the center of it all: the mayor and […]

Your immunity has just been revoked

The biggest fringe benefit of a police job is immunity from prosecution. Drunk and reckless driving, no problem. Perjury, that’s “testilying” and everybody does it. Beat up your girlfriend, go outside and cool off. There are limits. If an innocent bystander dies, investigators may take the death halfway seriously. That happened in Connecticut recently. Off-duty […]

Dynamic lawbreaking

Here’s one more in the signs-as-toys category. Starting January 1, Connecticut law requires handicap parking signs to use a “dynamic” symbol (a man falling out of a wheelchair) instead of the International Symbol of Access (a man sitting in a wheelchair). The Federal Highway Administration previously ruled that the new “dynamic” design is not allowed […]

What $10 million per mile buys you

The steep slope with projecting rocks bothered me at first when I learned to drive. In time I understood they were not going to jump out and hit me. They got somebody. A drunk driver killed herself and her kids. The road got new warning signs for people who can see yellow signs but can’t […]