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Green Wheels: Connecticut Keeps Losing Time and Money to Traffic Delays

Green Wheels: Connecticut Keeps Losing Time and Money to Traffic Delays

FAIRFIELD — Business put me on I-95 on Sunday, a day when I used to count on clear sailing. And I was in luck — southbound. The road was clear, but for about 20 miles I watched northbound traffic backed up bumper to bumper, measuring progress in inches.

I was looking at those poor saps on the other side of the road, but I also knew I'd be in those lanes on the way home. I was imagining a two-hour return trip, missed dinner, wasted gas, lost work and family time, the whole aggravating ball of wax.

As it happened, the traffic had dissipated by the time I headed home, and it remained mysterious because I couldn't see any reason for the back-up in...

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