Traffic patterns on Wire Mill bridge overpass to change Wednesday

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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. [Read More]
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U.S. Sen. Murphy to announce new rail funding legislation

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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 proposed legislation will put forward financing solutions to rebuild and expand the capacity of the Northeast Corridor that aren’t available now, according to an advisory sent Wednesday afternoon. Other participants […] [Read More]

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

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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]
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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]
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