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

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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. [Read More]

Metro-North makes strides in reliability

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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. [Read More]

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

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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 thoroughfare to improve drainage. The state is limiting the use of the barriers to two mile and a half work zones […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Transportation

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]