The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the new Cadillac 130-inch stretch limousine for use in the state. ?The state has received certification from the manual that was presented to GM, and GM has now approved this as part of their system,? said Robert Cumpstone, manager of regulatory and compliance for Connecticut Department of Transportation.
?This will be for eight pas-sengers, nine if you use the federal rules which include the driver,? Cumpstone said. ?We?re not approving them for what GM or what other jurisdictions may do. Right now, because of the continuing situation, we?re looking at eight passengers plus the driver.?
Chuck Dando, regional sales manager for DaBryan Coach Builders, Inc. worked with Norton Colepaugh, president of the Limousine Operators of Connecticut, to get the necessary DOT contacts and procedures.