Cablevision submits proposal to expand Wi-Fi on Metro-North lines

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Cablevision Systems Corp. is among the companies that have submitted a proposal to outfit Metro-North and Long Island Railroad trains with Wi-Fi networks at no cost to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. [Read More]

DOT working on concession agreement for Cannondale, Branchville, and Wilton stations

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The state Department of Transportation will soon award a contract to a concessionaire to manage Wilton, Cannondale, and Branchville stations after years of false starts offering refreshments and other amenities at those stations, Eugene Colonese, rail administrator for the Connecticut Department of Transportation said. [Read More]
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iPhone developers and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority:Happily ever after?

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Until last fall developers of transit-related iPhone applications that provided up-to-date train, bus, and subway schedule and fare information to mobile devices were in a wrangle with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over having to pay up to tap the agency’s data to design applications for hand-held devices. [Read More]
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State milling and resurfacing project on Interstate 95 begins Thursday

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The State Department of Transportation will complete an overnight milling and resurfacing project on the northbound side of Interstate 95 from the New York State Line to Exit 8 at Atlantic Street in Stamford between Thursday May 6 through Monday, July 19. [Read More]

AAA beefs up experienced driver program

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Next month the American Automobile Association of Southern New England will expand it’s Driver’s Improvement Program classes to teach the basics of defensive driving to experienced drivers over the age of 60. [Read More]
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Dodd and others pitch mammoth New Haven to Springfield train project to feds today

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U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd-D Connecticut and Governor M. Jodi Rell and state Congressional delegation members met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood this morning to push the proposed New Haven, Hartford, Springfield rail line. [Read More]
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Jim Cameron wants a newspaper correction(thankfully not from me yet)

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Commuter Age is worried about venturing into a Gawkeresque interzone of meta-journalism, but should I look the other way when a quirky contretemps like this speeds past?

Connecticut Rail Commuter Council Chairman Jim Cameron has sent an e-mail alert to Connecticut commuters about his intention to seek a correction of New York Times’ reporter Michael R. Grynbaum’s Monday April 20th article about the potential demise of Metro-North’s bar cars.

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On May 2 Metro-North brakes for bicyclists for citywide tour

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Metro-North will waive its bike permit restrictions Sunday May 2 on the New Haven, Harlem, and Hudson lines to give bicyclists a lift to the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, a 42-mile bike tour of the five boroughs of New York City. [Read More]
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Transportation Strategy Board to hear about Starwood deal next week

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Next week’s agenda for the Transportation Strategy Board at the Connecticut DOT’s headquarters makes reference to an impact statement about Starwood Hotelsand Resorts Worldwide relocating from White Plains,N.Y. to Stamford’s Harbor Point development. [Read More]
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New lanes at I-95/I-91 New Haven interchange to open this weekend

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Starting Saturday, motorists will have an additional travel lane between southbound Interstate 91 and southbound Interstate 95–a project meant to help ease congestion on one of the busiest highway intersections in Connecticut.
The project is nearly a month and a half ahead of schedule, according to Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office. [Read More]
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