October 21, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | October 21, 2016 5:30am
October 7, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | October 7, 2016 10:00am
Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.
Tags: john larson, I-84, I-91, viaduct, Aetna Viaduct, tunnels, hartford, east hartford, Susan Bigelow, DC News Junkie, dh
October 4, 2016
by Jack Kramer | October 4, 2016 4:00pm
October 3, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 3, 2016 4:30pm
At a time when the Department of Motor Vehicles was hoping it could lean more heavily on its private partners, the head of a motor club with offices in eight southwestern cities and towns announced it would no longer be serving members of the general public.
September 30, 2016
by Jack Kramer | September 30, 2016 12:31pm
The state Bond Commission Friday approved tax obligation bond requests for $282.6 million in transportation projects, including $60 million for the double tracking of the Hartford rail line and $200 million to buy 60 rail cars for the New Haven line.
September 8, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2016 12:55pm
Under the plan announced today, the elevated part of I-84 that stretches through downtown Hartford would be lowered from its current elevation, but it won’t be replaced with a tunnel, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Transportation Department officials.
by Jack Kramer | September 8, 2016 5:29am
Two groups opposed to a new high-speed Amtrak rail line through an historic section of Old Lyme are claiming that records they obtained show that recent public hearings are a charade and that approval for the project is a done deal despite opposition.
September 1, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | September 1, 2016 2:00pm
There’s another new study out that says yes, everyone hates it here and wants to leave. For most people, they probably aren’t about to drop everything and move to Arizona. But outmigration is still a nagging problem, especially for a state where the population is also aging.
Tags: population loss, outmigration, demographics, moving, Susan Bigelow, dh
August 30, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm
(Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.
Tags: ctfastrak, James Redeker, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, ridership, New Britain, Hartford, busway, dh
August 19, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | August 19, 2016 10:00am
If you live in Connecticut, chances are you run across abandoned or barely used rail lines all the time. Our state has a rich railway history, and we must take advantage of that to reuse what we have and create new, better lines that will connect us with the rest of the country and beyond. Rail, not highways, are our future.