Metro-North railroad has announced it will restore full service to the New Haven line on Wednesday. While many commuters heeded pleas to avoid rush hour travel on Monday, some didn’t have a choice or decided to brave it anyway -- including me.
After biking to New Haven’s Union Station at 7 a.m. this morning, I was met with a surprise: A practically empty train station at the height of rush hour. Janet Piselli was one of just a handful of people on the 7:22 train that would take her to Br... read more
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Last Friday’s train crash showed the need for more investment in mass transit in Connecticut. In addition, new data reveals that Americans’ driving habits are changing, especially among younger people. Transportation advocates say it’s time for planners and governments to change their priorities.
As bad as the traffic may be on your way to work, Abe Scarr has some news for you.
“The driving boom is over.”
Scarr is director o... read more
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Controversy is heating up over a plan by the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates to move from Westport to Stamford - with the help of taxpayer dollars. But Stamford officials are under increasing pressure to get it done.
Ever since Gov... read more
It’s been five months since Superstorm Sandy devastated the tri-state area. And now, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are working on preparing for the next storm. Congress has allocated some money for that purpose, but very little of that will go to Connecticut.
After the FEMA dollars are... read more
Governor Dannel Malloy says the state's $115 million investment in the hedge fund Bridgewater was made to save jobs in the state. But the incentive plan to move the company from Westport to Stamford has drawn criticism from groups that say theConnecticut is sidestepping state and local policies.... read more
As Connecticut’s coastal cities struggle to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, it’s not clear how much money they’ll have to fortify themselves against future storms. For properties in floodplains that’s a particular concern. Residents of a public housing complex on Norwalk’s waterfront have been wa... read more
As the state continues to remove historic amounts of snow from roads, no one yet knows what the price tag will be. One thing is certain: It will have an impact on the state’s transportation budget.
The budget proposal Governor Dannel Malloy announced last week included fare increases on... read more
Governor Malloy’s proposed budget includes some bad news for commuters, including bus-riders. Some transportation advocates say Malloy is cutting too much money at a time when transit ridership is at an all-time high and infrastructure is crumbling.
A ride on the public bus costs $1.25... read more
A New Haven legislator plans to introduce a bill that would reinstate tolls in Connecticut. While that could help pay for badly-needed transportation fixes, it’s a complicated proposition.
It’s been almost exactly 30 years since a tractor-trailer plowed into cars waiting at a Stratford toll b... read more
This week’s last-minute deal avoiding a jump over the fiscal cliff will bring some relief to a perhaps unexpected group of taxpayers: Commuters.
Yeah, most of us are happy that we’re not hurtling over the fiscal cliff. But this might come as unexpectedly good news for some. As Steve Higashide... read more