Airport Neighborhoods to See Delayed 5G Service Pending Safety Tests

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A delayed rollout of new 5G cellular service from AT&T and Verizon hasn’t caused disruptions at Connecticut’s two airports with commercial passenger flights, according to airport officials, despite fears the new signals could affect airplane equipment crucial to landing in bad conditions. The two major cell carriers activated most of their 5G C-band towers for the first time on Wednesday morning, but delayed the deployment of towers around several airports to avoid potentially disrupting flights.  Representatives of both Tweed New Haven Airport and the Connecticut Airport Authority – which manages Bradley International Airport and five general aviation airports including Groton-New

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Boughton Takes Regional Approach to Federal Infrastructure Dollars

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His official title is Commissioner, but Mark Boughton might soon be better known as the state’s ambassador of infrastructure.  The former longtime mayor of Danbury who now heads the state tax department, Boughton was tapped by Gov. Ned Lamont last month to be his chief advisor in overseeing the upcoming influx of billions of federal dollars intended to reshape Connecticut’s deteriorating roads and bridges and improve its rail and internet service, among other projects. In an interview with CT Examiner, Boughton said his main task is to build collaborations among state agencies, legislators, town officials, regional planning agencies, business groups

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Industry Official Raises Doubts About DOT Ability to Handle Wave of Federal Funding

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The head of the state’s largest construction industry association said on Thursday that he has serious doubts about the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s ability to handle the expected influx of billions of dollars of federal infrastructure funding for the state’s aging roads, bridges and trains.   Donald Schubert, president of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association, told CT Examiner that every aspect of the construction business has the potential to explode when the trillion-dollar Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding starts flowing next year – depending on the Department of Transportation’s ability to execute the program.  “There’s some momentum growing already and

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Road salt, for better or worse is back this winter

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Salt on the roads has becomes a fact of life in New England during the snowy months from November to April, but that was not always so. In 2007, the State of Connecticut changed from a sand-salt combination to the exclusive use of salt on state roads, according to Kevin Nursick, spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, in a November 21 phone conversation. “Salt has its own problems, it’s just less problematic than sand,” said Nursick, who has been with the DOT for about 15 years. “It’s more effective at melting frozen material on the roadways and so it

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Editorial: Recapping Election Week

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Monday morning — I hadn’t gotten in to work yet — instead I was out on a rocky overlook at Selden Creek Preserve chatting on the phone with State Auditor John Geragosian about the Connecticut Port Authority audit. He was reassuring. While not characterizing the contents of the referral to the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, he emphasized that a referral was statutory requirement and routine… don’t read too much into it. Geragosian said had no complaints about the remaining board and staff, whom he described as helpful and responsive. Two days later, a Wednesday, in a meeting room

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