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.
Immobility is no joke. Because our communities are sprawled out, transportation is an absolute necessity in order to participate in the work force, go to school, seek medical care and to interact socially. People who do not own a car or are unable to drive are essentially ostracized physically, socially and emotionally. The primary response
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments seeks funding to study area transit ridership, servicesOct 17th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
The “Comprehensive Operational Analysis” would cost roughly $250,000, said council Executive Director James Butler.
The City of New Haven has converted one car parking spot into a “corral” of 16 parking spots for bicycles, in the latest effort to rethink on-street parking downtown.
Under state law, Malloy is responsible for appointing four of the new council’s 15 members, one of whom must be the chief elected official of a municipality located on an operating or proposed rail line. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the CT Mirror.
There are hundreds of parking spaces in New Haven and now one has been converted into a terrace for a new restaurant, Meat and Company on Crown Street.
Three Buffalo-based firms are part of a larger Connecticut-based group selected by the Connecticut Department of Transportation as the preferred developer of the Stamford Transportation Center. For more on this story, visit: Ciminelli, Allpro picked for Conn. transport job – Buffalo – Business First.
On Thursday, Trumbull’s Conservation Commission will get a preview from Jamie Bratt, the town’s planning and zoning administrator, of how the town envisions adding another 4.1 miles to the Pequonnock River Trail with a link from Taits Mill Road in Trumbull Center to Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, to create synergies between neighborhoods and the shopping
Connecticut Residents have cut their per-person driving miles by 3.45 percent since 2005, while the nation’s long term driving boom appears to have ended, according to a new report from the ConnPIRG Education Fund.
“In Connecticut, driving miles are down, just as they are in almost every state – but less,” said Abe Scarr, Director of the ConnPIRG Education Fund. “It’s time for policy makers to recognize that the driving boom is over. We need to reconsider expensive highway expansions and focus on alternatives such as public transportation and biking—which people increasingly use to get around.”
There is a bus lane on Asylum Street in the Capital City that is expected to be part of the Connecticut Fasttrack Busway and that bustling street right in the heart of downtown Hartford.
The largest bike share in the United States is in New York City, where some 6,000 bicycles are available at 332 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The program opened at the end of May 2013, and in less than 3 months hit 2 million trips. On busy days, each bike gets checked out seven times or more, a remarkably high borrowing rate. The city ultimately hopes to expand the program to other boroughs and grow to 10,000 bikes.
If a redesign of downtown Hartford’s traffic system creates a bus-only lane down Asylum Street, several prominent retailers and restaurant owners say the buses will be jockeying for space with moving vans — because they’ll leave.
I’ve seen the future — I hope. I’ve been on the busway. By Tom Condon …. At the invitation of some folks from the state Department of Transportation, I took a ride (in a sturdy SUV) along much of the Hartford — New Britain busway route. If you are new to the area, the busway,
You can buy a T-shirt in London that says “Mind The Gap,” the popular message of caution to London Underground riders. In Connecticut we need to produce a T-shirt that says “Close the Gap,” a message of hope to Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bicycle riders. The greenway is an 84-mile multi-use trail that runs from
Get ready to finish that stroll or bike along the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway Trail rather than having to stop at the gated tunnels below Whitney Avenue.
The Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby writes in strong support of your editorial of July 31, “A mixed bag of transit plans.” Transportation, along with education and future planning, is a key factor in keeping and attracting businesses in our state.
Last week, the State Bond Commission took a step in the right direction, approving $537 million in transportation projects. Included on the list are repairs for 40 bridges, repaving of hundreds of miles of highways and funding for numerous other, smaller projects. This work is essential. Connecticut has more than its share of overdue repairs,
There are a lot of people spinning their wheels in New Haven these days. Literally, as more people than ever are riding bikes not just for recreation but …
With the busway scheduled to start operations in a year and a half, the state is giving the city $500,000 to plan downtown redevelopment to take advantage of economic growth possibilities.
During his heavily promoted appearance at Union Station, federal Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stopped short of offering guarantees of new federal dollars.