August 2014 had record ridership on Shore Line East commuter rail

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that ridership on Shore Line East – the commuter rail line between New Haven and New London – set a new record last month with 63,959 passenger trips.

Public Invited to Review Transportation Improvement Plan :: Stamford

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

The South Western Regional Planning Agency SWRPA has prepared the Draft South Western Region 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program TIP. The TIP and associated Air Quality Conformity Documents will be available for public review and comment from September 22, 2014 through October 22, 2014.

Malloy, Foley Address Transportation at Candidate Forum

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

Malloy and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley appeared separately on Monday at a transportation forum hosted by regional transportation groups.

Connecticut Wins $22.6 Million For Freight Rail, Riverfront Work

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury’s riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. About $14.4 million of the money will go toward Waterbury’s waterfront renaissance and transit center project, which Mayor Neil O’Leary has said could be

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Conn. faces transportation funding shortage

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

The state’s transportation development will likely hit a roadblock in obtaining federal money, as the pool of funds has fast evaporated.

Malloy: ‘No problem’ prohibiting Connecticut transportation spending

Aug 27th, 2014 | By

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.

State Purchasing $33M In New CTfastrak Buses

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By

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.

Transportation advocates lay out agenda for Connecticut candidates

Aug 21st, 2014 | By

The coalition is asking gubernatorial candidates for a debate focused on transportation issues.

Officials Promote Busway’s Economic Development Potential

Aug 19th, 2014 | By

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.

Sharlach proposes transit authority

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

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

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Transportation helps our region compete

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

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

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Suggestions to implement congestion pricing on I-84 in Hartford won’t cure traffic woes

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

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 residents sound off on transportation woes

Jul 10th, 2014 | By

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

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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.

How Bike- and Walk-Friendly Is Your Town? Bike Walk CT releases first ever town-by-town scorecard

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

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.

Failure Of Century-Old Rail Bridge Inexcusable

Jun 10th, 2014 | By
The Walk Bridge railroad bridge over the Norwalk River in 2007. (wikimedia commons)

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. Malloy touts investment in and expansion of New Haven Rail Yard

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

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.

Connecticut creates fund to encourage transit-oriented developments

May 5th, 2014 | By

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.

Goodbye Downtown New Haven Highway, Hello 1,300 Parking Spaces?

May 1st, 2014 | By
A conceptual view of phase one, with Continuum of Care headquarters bottom right. (photo: Chris Bockstael, Svigals Partners architects)

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.

Walk to work, or take a bus? New jobs access maps show where you can

Apr 30th, 2014 | By

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.