Posts Tagged ‘ transit ’

Greater Hartford Transit District receives $295,398 from EPA to Reduce Emissions

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

Diesel engines contribute significantly to air pollution, especially in urban areas. The fine particles in diesel exhaust pose serious health risks, including aggravated asthma and other respiratory symptoms. Children are especially vulnerable to these effects. The Northeast has some of the highest asthma rates in the nation, including a childhood asthma rate above 10 percent in all six New England states.

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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Last CT mass transit hearing Mon. in Plainville

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold its final public hearing Monday night in Plainville to collect feedback for future mass-transit activities. The 7:30 p.m. session will be in the Council Chambers of the Plainville Municipal Center. For more on this story, visit: Last CT mass transit hearing Mon. in Plainville | Hartford Business.

NCDC talks transit hub, historic Norwich buildings – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

As work on Norwich’s new transportation center continues, discussions have begun on ways to preserve and retool parts of the city’s past, officials from the Norwich Community Development Corporation said. Pete Polubiatko, project manager for NCDC, said Thursday that several components of the $22 million intermodal transportation center were completed in the last month, including

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R.I. toll plan should generate broad discussion – The Day Editorial

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

Many people support the idea of paying their fair share for various public projects through user fees rather than across-the-board taxes – until, of course, it comes time to actually shell out the money.

Revised Plan for Thompsonville Transit Station Presented to Town Council

Jul 8th, 2011 | By

A crowd of roughly 40 residents joined the Enfield Town Council Tuesday evening to hear the presentation of the proposed Transit Center, located at the intersection of Main and North River Streets in the Thompsonville section of Enfield.

Transit needs density, Connecticut needs transit: Tom Condon via

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

It’s very hard to serve sprawl by transit. If folks live helter-skelter all over the countryside, they are pretty much relegated to driving. If we want to make transit work, two things have to happen: People need to live near it, and it has to go where they want to go.

Could the tides be turning on high speed rail?

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

The League of Conservation Voter’s partner, Transportation for America, reports that Florida Republican John Mica could be a key ally on high-speed rail.