Posts Tagged ‘ mass transit ’

Bus rapid transit can work on Long Island – Sam Handler and Ryan Lynch

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

While Suffolk County considers taking another look at its bus service, there’s another transit story gaining speed on Long Island. Bus rapid transit, also known as BRT, is an increasingly popular public transportation solution in an era of growing congestion and tight budgets, and it could arrive on Long Island soon. For more on this

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‘Transportation Gap’ In Connecticut, rest of U.S.

Jul 16th, 2012 | By

Connecticut policymakers have been squarely focused on the education achievement gap this year, but a new report from the Brookings Institution cites another disparity that needs attention. Call it a “transportation gap.”

ABC’s of parking: cash-out, market-pricing & valet

Jun 9th, 2012 | By

After graduating from Stanford University, Patrick Siegman worked at the University’s Office of Transportation Programs. One of his duties was to organize “bicycle valet parking” at Stanford University football games. Valet parking for bicycles is free; volunteers watch your bike while you enjoy an event. I experienced the benefits of bicycle valet parking a few years ago, when I bicycled to the Clearwater Festival in Croton Point Park. In New Canaan, the Memorial Day Parade, St. Mark’s May Fair and other car-choked events would do well by providing bicycle valet parking. Click on this environmental headline to read more of the story Richard Stowe submitted.

Stamford seeks $15.5 million stimulus grant

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

The city is collaborating with the developer of a $3.5 billion residential commercial complex in the South End to seek a $15.5 million federal transportation stimulus to fund pedestrian access bridges, waiting areas and other renovations at the Stamford rail station. For more on this story, visit: Stamford seeks $15.5 million stimulus grant – StamfordAdvocate.

Advice For Connecticut: Start Planning Now To Make Economic Advantage Of New Commuter Rail Line

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

ROCKY HILL — As Connecticut draws closer to building a commuter rail system between New Haven and Springfield,businesses and municipalities must start planning now for how they will use the new transportation link to generate jobs and revive struggling cities, planner David Kooris said Tuesday. Dallas, Denver and similar cities with new mass transit systems

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Policy board touts tolls as fix for transit woes

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

A working policy group has recommended that Gov. Dannel Malloy pick from a menu including highway tolls, or higher taxes on gasoline, automobile sales and car registrations to fill the state coffers to pay for transportation projects geared toward economic development.

Busway conference planned at CCSU Monday Jan. 10

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

NEW BRITAIN — To build interest in the proposed New Britain-Hartford Busway, the state Department of Transportaion will host a three-hour conference Monday at the CCSU Student Center to discuss the status of the project, its scope and goals.

Stimulus Commuter Tax Benefit Increase Remains For 2011

Jan 4th, 2011 | By

Rideworks reports that the Commuter Tax Benefit program gives commuters the opportunity to pay for a portion of their commuting expenses with pre-tax dollars. This results in tax savings for Connecticut commuters and a reduced taxable payroll for Connecticut employers. Read more inside.