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Summertime means more driving for a lot of people, and if you’re out on Connecticut’s highways you might be noticing silver SUV’s with red and blue flashers on, and a truck pulled over. And it might not be what you think.

State of Connecticut

This hour, we sit down for a special one-on-one conversation with Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Michael Bzdyra. It's been a long, rough year for the DMV. We discuss efforts to improve the agency and take your comments and questions for the commissioner. Have you visited your local DMV branch recently? What was your experience like? 

Citing "a culture of deeply-rooted corporate arrogance," New York, Massachusetts and Maryland have filed civil lawsuits against Volkswagen, accusing the automaker of violating those states' environmental laws when it sold cars under the "clean diesel" label that were actually rigged to trick emissions tests.

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Gas prices have hit a 12-year low for July according to AAA.

Ray Rauth transplanted from New York City to Connecticut 30 years ago. Rauth thought he’d moved out to the country, but the roads near his home felt too dangerous for a quiet stroll.

Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire have introduced a new driving tool that provides real time updates on driving conditions.

Office of Gov. Malloy

The notorious stop lights on Route 9 in Middletown are going away. The Department of Transportation has announced a plan to reconfigure traffic in the town, but it may take a while.

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Earlier this year, the American Lung Association gave Suffolk County an ‘F’ in air quality. Michael Seilback, vice president of public policy and communications with the American Lung Association of the Northeast, says it’s mostly due to the amount of cars on the road.

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation received an award in a national competition this week for its replacement of the Q Bridge in New Haven, also known as Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. It was selected from 21 transportation projects in the Northeast for “Best Use of Innovation.”

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The number of motorists pulled over by Connecticut State Police through the use of license plate scanners has skyrocketed in the past few years.

Travel forecasters are predicting busy highways this Memorial Day weekend. AAA expects more than 38 million people to travel over the holiday, the highest volume in a decade.

The electric car company Tesla has convinced a handful of prime states, including Massachusetts and New York, to exempt it from laws that require car companies to sell through dealerships.

A last-minute offer by electric carmaker Tesla Motors to open a regional distribution center in Connecticut may not be enough to persuade lawmakers to pass a bill allowing the company to sell its vehicles directly to consumers.

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Beth Ostrowski spends most of her day in her car.

Uber drivers will stay independent contractors, not employees, in California and Massachusetts, just as the ride-booking company had maintained they were. Uber is settling class action lawsuits by drivers in the two states for a maximum of $100 million.

In a statement, the company says it will pay the plaintiffs $84 million, plus another $16 million if Uber goes public and within a year increases in value by one and a half times over its worth in December.

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