Posts Tagged ‘ transportation ’

As Transportation Progressed, Connecticut’s Population Spread Out

Jul 27th, 2014 | By

Since colonial times, people have traversed the state using everything from horses and mule carts to Zip cars and Acela trains. As technologies changed, a few developments had ramifications far beyond traveling from place to place. Steam trains, for instance, enabled manufacturers and mills to efficiently bring in raw materials and ship out finished products

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Letter: Carpino pledges to fix Connecticut’s transportation woes

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

Infrastructure is key to Connecticut — to our economy and safety. I will propose legislation next session that makes sure special transportation funds go to just that — special transportation needs. Republican State Rep. Christie Carpino Cromwell and Portland For more on this story, visit: Letter: Carpino pledges to fix Connecticut’s transportation woes.

Malloy: Connecticut can fund transportation for a month

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut can cover the cost of various ongoing transportation projects on its own for about a month.

Mass. House approves measure to fund transit system

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

House lawmakers in Massachusetts passed a $500 million transportation bill Monday night, but failed to get the margin needed to protect it from Gov. Deval Patrick’s threatened veto, inten­sifying a confrontation over how best to to address the state’s pressing transportation needs. Patrick, who favors a more ambitious $1.9 billion plan for transportation and education,

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Next-Gen Transportation: Connecticut Aiming for Transportation Fuel Diversity

Feb 21st, 2013 | By

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled his administration’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy this week, and a substantial portion of that plan is focused on supporting the expansion of alternative fuel vehicles in the state. For more on this story, visit: NGT News – Next-Gen Transportation: Connecticut Aiming for Transportation Fuel Diversity.

Connecticut faces a crisis in transportation funding. We need to sell the idea.

Dec 26th, 2012 | By

What’s needed is marketing. Most people aren’t stupid; they understand that transportation is essential to the state’s economy and quality of life, that it costs money and that the money doesn’t come from the tooth fairy. But they need to know what they are paying for. Click on this environmental headline for more of this Courant editorial.

The New Green: Outdated transit system

Oct 5th, 2012 | By

Automobile transportation may be public enemy number one when it comes to environmental degradation. Its harmful effects are blatantly noticeable – the unpleasant, never-ending noise of traffic, the pools of oil and piles of litter that gather in our roadways and parking lots, the urban sprawl created by our freeways, and of course, the poisoning

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Federal Transportation Bill a Disappointment for Connecticut | CTLCV

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Our colleagues at Transportation for America performed an in-depth analysis and comparison of the expired transportation bill and the new bill and point out significant differences. Their analysis shows this new bill is a mixed-bag for transportation advocates. Aspects of the new bill pose potentially very harmful environmental impacts. The new transportation bill undermines and

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Newly approved transportation bill is a clear step backwards

Jun 30th, 2012 | By

More than 1,000 days after the last transportation bill expired, Congress finally voted to approve a new transportation bill just moments ago. Unfortunately for those hoping for a bold step into the future, this bill represents a definite step backwards, the last gasp of an outdated 20th century program. This bill was fast-tracked after the

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Norwich transportation center has been 17 years in the making

Jun 8th, 2012 | By

On Saturday, the 17-year saga of building the intermodal transportation center will conclude. City leaders plan a lavish dedication ceremony for the $21.8 million facility on West Main Street, where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, are expected to help usher in a new era

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Richard Stowe urges legislators, others to oppose red light camera bill

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By

In a letter of testimony, Richard Stowe writes: Dear Members of the Connecticut General Assembly, I have attached my testimony to the RLC bill no. 5458, which passed out of the Transportation Committee.  I strongly oppose this bill, but I was sick the day of the hearing so I did not testify in person.  Please

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Hartford: Commuter Groups Want Say In How Revenue From Fare Increases Is Spent

Mar 12th, 2012 | By

Complaining that money from their rail and bus fare increases will be spent on highway repairs, commuter groups and transit riders are expected on Monday to ask the General Assembly to intervene. A new schedule of fares has CT Transit bus riders and Metro-North and Shore Line East rail passengers paying 4 percent more for

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We’re not even paving a road to nowhere | William A. Collins via Fairfield Minuteman

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

… Just because Washington has no plan, money, or muscle to upgrade transportation doesn’t mean that everyone else is paralyzed. Coach USA, the U.S. subsidiary of a British transportation company, is sending out new long-distance bus routes like kudzu. So are many other lines. Intercity fares of $25 have become standard, and not just on

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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.

New Haven wins transportation grant

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

The underdeveloped area around New Haven’s train station may soon get a little busier. Last Thursday, New Haven won a $390,000 grant from the state of Connecticut to develop a commercial district around Union Station and strengthen the transportation systems that link it to the rest of the city. The grant, part of a $5

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CT Public Transportation Commission public hearing Sept. 27 in Torrington

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

By The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing September 27 at 7:30 pm in Torrington at the Torrington City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street. This will be one of four hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public

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Cutting Money For Transportation Short-Sighted: Congress dropping the ball on infrastructure

Jul 26th, 2011 | By

Follow China’s Lead U.S. federal transportation bill headed in the wrong direction The nation’s unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent in June, up a tenth of a point from the previous month, indicating that the recovery, such as it is, is not out of first gear. At the same time, the nation’s transportation infrastructure

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Road to Recovery: Transforming America’s Transportation: A Carnegie Report

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

Unaccountable spending is undermining America’s long-term strategic priorities and the nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. Failure to reform the transportation system risks deepening the United States’ dependence on oil, eroding economic competitiveness, and increasing climate disruption. Waiting to make real improvements only drives up future costs, whereas responsible policies can improve transportation and reduce the national deficit today.

EcoMan — Bike Month offers opportunity to reflect

Jun 20th, 2011 | By

Richard Stowe writes: Bicycling can be practical and enjoyable on warm nights, but it’s important to see, or be seen on New Canaan’s dark roads. Light & Motion, whose sustainable business practices wins awards, designs and manufactures all of its bike lights in Monterey; its lightweight helmet-mounted headlight/taillight, rechargeable via smart phones, is designed with women and children in mind.

Malloy’s search for DOT commissioner still on

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

With input from around the country, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is still searching for a good fit for state transportation commissioner, one of his most important administrative appointments. Read more here: Malloy’s search for DOT commissioner still on – Connecticut Post.