Laura Baum takes the lead at Bike Walk Connecticut

Feb 7th, 2014 | By
Laura Baum (contributed)

“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.”

New Haven line upgrade will double electrical supply and prevent power failures

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By
Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Union Station in New Haven to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will undertake a $10 million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line beginning on Monday, February 3. The project will prevent the type of catastrophic power failure that occurred this past fall in Mount Vernon, New York, seriously disrupting service on the New Haven Line.

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.

Bikes hooks being tried on Metro-North

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

“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 may see new transportation app

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

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

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City passes zoning map amendment for Route 34

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

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 named President, Metro-North Railroad

Jan 12th, 2014 | By

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.

New Haven ranked 8th according to number of those who walk to work

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

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 67% take a car. 15.3% public transportation. 4.8% ride a bike or take a cab. And 1.7% work from home.

Ceremony Celebrates Opening of Naugatuck Greenway at 2:30 Dec. 20

Dec 20th, 2013 | By

The Naugatuck Department of Public Works will host a brief ceremony Friday to formally open the first phase of the Naugatuck Greenway.

Economic benefits of sustainable streets subject of new report out of NYC

Dec 20th, 2013 | By

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.

Lawmakers: Time to replace Metro-North?

Dec 19th, 2013 | By

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.

State to reveal transportation challenges

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

From the roads to the rails, to the skies above, everything is on the table as the state reveals its biggest transportation challenges.

Connecticut Drivers Are Driving Less: ConnPIRG

Dec 6th, 2013 | By

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.

THE NEW GREEN – Fastrak: Future of CT Transit

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

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

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Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments seeks funding to study area transit ridership, services

Oct 17th, 2013 | By

The “Comprehensive Operational Analysis” would cost roughly $250,000, said council Executive Director James Butler.

“Bike Corral” Debuts in Downtown New Haven

Sep 20th, 2013 | By
Melissa Bailey

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.

Yes, the new commuter rail guy’s name is pronounced ‘roadie’

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

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.

Parking spot dining in New Haven

Sep 13th, 2013 | By

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.

Ciminelli, Allpro picked for Conn. transport job

Sep 10th, 2013 | By

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.

Trumbull plans extended rail trail

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

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

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New Report Shows State Residents Are Driving Less

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

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.”