Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared that he had “no problem” with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legislature from raiding the special transportation fund.
Federal and state taxpayers are putting up nearly $33 million for 48 new buses that will have features not found on the CT Transit fleet.
The coalition is asking gubernatorial candidates for a debate focused on transportation issues.
A busload of state officials toured the route Monday, stopping at several stations in Newington and West Hartford where they hope to encourage creation of nearby retail shops, apartment complexes and commercial office buildings. For more on this story, visit: Officials Promote Busway’s Economic Development Potential – Hartford Courant.
Phil Sharlach of Wilton, who is running for Connecticut State Senate in the 26th District, submitted the following on transportation issues facing Connecticut. “… I propose the New York-Connecticut Transportation Authority. The NYCTA is an all-encompassing approach to resolve Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure crisis. The NYCTA will be an independent, non-governmental entity formed by New York
by Lyle Wray and Oz Griebel Imagine for a moment what life in our region would be like if we couldn’t rely on key transportation networks such as the Interstate system, bridges over the Connecticut River and the network of streets that serve autos, freight and transit. Would we have anything like the economic success
Clearly, the time has long since arrived to improve our highways and transit systems. The key will be spending the money in a way that best serves all drivers and riders.
New Haven transportation czar Doug Hausladen said he would look into several issues he heard, including service quality, service frequency on Sundays, inadequate signage and poor bus stop conditions. Hausladen said he would personally be looking at the condition of bus stops near Walmart and 150 Sargent Drive. Hausladen said the issue at hand is
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut can cover the cost of various ongoing transportation projects on its own for about a month.
As part of a new “complete streets” initiative, Bike Walk Connecticut released a first-of-its-kind ranking of the state’s cities and towns on how bike- and walk-friendly they are. Simsbury (1), New Haven (2), New Britain (3), Glastonbury (4), and Middletown (5) claim top honors as the five most bike- and walk-friendly communities. Click on this Environmental Headline for the full report.
The Walk Bridge, a movable bridge over the Norwalk River, opened 271 times in 2013 and failed to operate properly on 16 of those openings. Now it has failed twice in the past two weeks — most recently on Friday — stranding passengers and generally interrupting commerce in the nation’s busiest rail corridor. Leaders of Third-World countries wouldn’t stand for this.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) Commissioner James Redeker and other state and local officials, led a tour of the New Haven Rail Yard, which is undergoing a $1.15 billion, multi-year upgrade and expansion. The governor also announced that a fifth new power supply substation has been put into service on the New Haven commuter rail line, adding more redundancy and increasing options to reduce the chance of future prolonged power failures.
The TOD fund will include $1 million from the Office of Policy and Management, $1 million from CHFA and $13 million from LISC, which was selected the TOD fund manager through a competitive process.
Advocates for livable streets in New Haven have high hopes for the Downtown Crossing project, made possible by a highway teardown that will open 16 acres of prime, center-city land.
The “Jobs Access map” from the Regional Plan Association allows you to look at where you can go by car, public transportation, or bike, not to mention filter by travel time, desired industry, and worker education level.
“I have the commitments of MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast and Metro-North President Joe Giulietti that they will work directly with our DOT over the next few months to prepare schedule proposals that go beyond today’s changes, with an eye toward even better service by the fall.”
A series of meetings are planned to update the public about Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system scheduled to begin operations early next year. For more on this story, visit: Meetings planned to update public on Connecticut busway project | The New Haven Register .
The state is budgeting about $3 million, 80 percent of which comes from the federal government, for an 18- to 24-month marketing effort on radio, billboards, movie theater ads, and the Internet.
While New Haven’s Community Development Committee met last week to discuss a redevelopment plan for Route 34, New Haven bikers, car owners and environmental activists held their breaths.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced what was described as “a significant milestone in progress to provide more robust commuter service on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line: the state will be seeking proposals from railroad companies to begin operating the service in 2016.”