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Martin Cassidy

New report outlines short term fixes for troubled movable bridge

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A $3 million plan to repair the 118-year-old railroad bridge over the Norwalk River working after it malfunctioned twice within a 10-day span includes work to the bridge’s electrical control system that lifts and reseat rails of the movable span and other work. [Read More]

Himes to speak for more infrastructure funding for bridges and highways

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  NORWALK-U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will join local Norwalk elected officials and transportation advocates Monday to speak on behalf of greater infrastructure spending to replace and repair structurally deficient bridges like the Yankee Doodle Bridge. Hundreds of bridges in the state are structurally deficient, according to state bridge inspection records.  Nearly one in ten bridges […] [Read More]
Categories: General, traffic, trains

Two Metro-North trains break down in morning rush

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An early morning train to Grand Central Terminal broke down between Stamford and Greenwich this morning stranding more than 500 passengers without air conditioning for 45 minutes, according to Metro-North Railroad. [Read More]
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Republican minority leader criticizes use of state transportation funds

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Senator Leonard Fasano-R-Cheshire and minority leader returned Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s rhetorical volley on Tuesday morning and challenged him to stop siphoning of specially dedicated fuel tax revenues for highways and transit in the Special Transportation Fund to cover other government shortfalls. [Read More]

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announces new rail safety legislation

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced on Tuesday plans to introduce a bill to beef up existing federal regulation of freight and passenger rail, boost fines, and accelerate investment in rehabbing and replacing infrastructure on the nation’s tracks. [Read More]
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Blumenthal to announce new rail safety legislation Tuesday

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    Pictured:  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, speaking at Grand Central Terminal alongside Senator Dick Schumer-D-N.Y. during the Metro-North service crisis. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal-D-Connecticut plans to announce a  new rail safety bill he plans to introduce in Congress at the West Haven train station. In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by Blumenthal’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General, New Haven line

Hope Street Improvement Project bringing noticeable changes

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So after the upper section of Hope Street was milled and torn up a short while ago, last night contractors on the Hope Street improvement project laid down a nice layer of silky black gleaming asphalt. However continue to  navigate past for those protruding manhole covers, gas valves, and other pipe sticking up in the […] [Read More]

AAA Southern New England survey shows gas price rise this week

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Connecticut gas prices are up four cents since last week on average in the state, according to AAA Southern New England. The group said in a press release the price rise is in some degree is linked to unrest in Iraq. AAA’s June 23 weekly survey of prices in Connecticut found statewide self-serve, regular unleaded […] [Read More]
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Hearing on Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail set for Tuesday in Norwalk

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be hosting a public meeting on the proposed Merritt Parkway Multi-Use Trail Tuesday night at Norwalk City Hall. [Read More]

Amtrak Springfield shuttle collides with car near Berlin,CT

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Five passengers suffered minor injuries Monday morning when an Amtrak train heading for Springfield,Mass struck a white truck on the tracks near Berlin, Craig Schulz, an Amtrak spokesman said. The train, the 490 shuttle from New Haven to Springfield had about 45 passengers on board at 9:40 a.m. when it struck the truck at the […] [Read More]