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Author: Martin Cassidy

Traffic patterns on Wire Mill bridge overpass to change Wednesday

Drivers on Wire Mill Road will be switched from the west to the east side of a Merritt overpass as structural and cosmetic repairs to the span continues through the end of the summer, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

U.S. Sen. Murphy to announce new rail funding legislation

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy-D-Connecticut will announce new rail funding legislation Thursday after a roundtable discussion on Metro-North and transportation infrastructure issues in downtown Stamford. The

State average gas price falls this week, but Bridgeport-Stamford prices remain higher, according to AAA survey.

Commuter Action Group founder Jim Cameron has endorsed State Sen. John McKinney-R-Fairfield in the Aug. 12 Republican primary.

Long time commuter advocate endorses McKinney

A former long time commuter advocate from Darien has endorsed State Sen. John McKinney-R-Fairfield in the Aug. 12 Republican primary for having better fleshed out positions on fixing the New Haven Line.

Metro-North makes strides in reliability

After a major dip in on-time performance in May under a new schedule meant to reestablish predictable commuting times , overall New Haven Line on-time performance fell just short of goals in June.

Expect delays on Merritt Parkway due to project work in Stamford and New Canaan

Merritt Parkway travelers may ease up on the gas in Stamford and New Canaan as road crews use jersey style barriers to build wider shoulders and improve the grade of sections of  the historic
Categories: General, Transportation

New report outlines short term fixes for troubled movable bridge

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.

Himes to speak for more infrastructure funding for bridges and highways

  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
Categories: General, traffic, trains

Two Metro-North trains break down in morning rush

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.

Republican minority leader criticizes use of state transportation funds

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.