A total of 50 bike racks will be installed on Connecticut’s new M8 rail cars serving the New Haven Line in Fairfield County, the state Department of Transportation announced.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill to help hold accountable careless drivers who injure or kill pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorized “vulnerable users” of the state’s roads. Click for more info from BikeWalkConnecticut.
Given the $3.6 billion it would take to bring Metro-North’s New Haven Line into a state of good repair, Connecticut must change its Constitution to prevent transportation funds from being used for other purposes, state Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, said Wednesday. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Martin Cassidy at the Stamford Advocate.
The intent is to preserve the fund for the use by the Transportation Department, which is under pressure with troubles on Metro-North Railroad and the state’s congested highways. The fund is used to finance debt on transportation projects.
The Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Annual Report is a must-read for anyone riding a bicycle or driving a car in Connecticut. It addresses *all* aspects of pedaling including traffic, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, environmental and health aspects to putting places on trains where commuters can put their bikes. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
The builders of a proposed new development along Route 34 across from Career High School went public with a conceptual design and details of that plan at City Hall Wednesday night, and they got the approval of the City Plan Commission.
The state is adding additional tracks that will make rail commuting possible when the project is complete in 2016. Meanwhile, a major bus rapid transit project — CT Fastrack — will link Hartford, New Britain, and adjoining towns along a 9.4-mile route. The $550 million project will be completed next year.
New Haven is lucky to have an incoming director of traffic and transportation who, like his predecessor, understands the importance of these infrastructure reforms.
“I am eager to help Bike Walk Connecticut work to make this state a safer and more fun place to bike and walk,” said Baum. “From educating kids, to promoting complete streets, Bike Walk Connecticut is making a difference every day and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced the DOT will undertake a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line beginning on Monday, Feb. 3.
“We’re really excited about this,” said Matthew Feiner, owner of Devil’s Gear Bike Shop in New Haven. “To be able to put a bicycle on Metro-North and be able to travel in and out of New York City with a bicycle so you can be a better, more effective commuter is huge.”
New Haven’s new transit chief, Doug Hausladen ’04, backed the idea of real-time tracking devices at a press conference last week — when he was tapped by Mayor Toni Harp to head the city’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking. He will start in that role Feb. 1. Hausladen said he would support the development
It’s part of an effort to “re-stitch” the West River neighborhood, which was wounded by a huge gash a half-century ago when the city decided to raze and entire neighborhood to make way for a highway that never got built.
Joseph Giuletti—a former Metro-North executive who has led the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority for more than 14 years—succeeds Howard Permut, who had overseen the rail service as president for more than five years.
Densely populated neighborhoods, commercial district city squares and multiple public transit lines all span the city of Cambridge, Mass., creating an environment ideal for walking. The most recent Census counts estimate nearly a quarter of the city’s residents walk to work, far more than any other larger U.S. city. The percentage of walk-to-work commuters in New Haven is 11.2, according to the data and a report on Governing.com. 67% take a car. 15.3% public transportation. 4.8% ride a bike or take a cab. And 1.7% work from home.
The Naugatuck Department of Public Works will host a brief ceremony Friday to formally open the first phase of the Naugatuck Greenway.
A new report shows that it is now possible to document the impacts of changes in street design on surrounding locally-owned retail businesses, expanding the range of metrics available to measure the effects of these projects.
While several legislators said Connecticut should find a new operator for its commuter rail service to New York City, the state’s top transportation official said replacing Metro-North isn’t a viable option right now.
From the roads to the rails, to the skies above, everything is on the table as the state reveals its biggest transportation challenges.
Connecticut commuters are driving less and utilizing public transportation more, especially in the state’s urban areas. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Connecticut Public Research Institute.