CTrides to hold 2015 Business Forum

The state’s CTrides program will hold their 2015 Business Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Thursday Jan. 22, at the UConn Stamford campus, 1 University Place, Stamford. [Read More]
Categories: General, traffic, trains

Evening maintenance project on Interstate 95 in Westport next week

Road crews will begin a weeklong maintenance project on Interstate 95 in both directions in Westport next Wednesday night requiring lane closures between exits 17 and 18, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. [Read More]
Metro-North will ban alcohol on trains from from noon New Year's Eve to noon New Year's Day.

Metro-North to enforce alcohol ban for New Year’s Eve and Day

Metro-North Railroad will ban passengers from drinking alcohol on trains from noon New Year’s Eve to noon New Year’s Day. [Read More]

Malloy, DOT, Brookings to take part in state transportation panel Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will join a small brigade of transportation planners and advocates for a roundtable panel discussion called, “Getting to Work: Transportation and Jobs Access for the 21st Century.” [Read More]
A picture of me wearing an older driver's simulation suit back several years. The suit  gives you a sense of how age might erode one's driving skills.

AAA survey: Most older drivers welcome more stringent scrutiny of skills

For National Older Drivers Safety Awareness Week, a new AAA Foundation study on aging Americans find seven of 10 drivers 65 plus in age support more extensive look at renewing their licenses to prevent accidents. The study, Older American Drivers and Traffic Safety Culture, is being released during National Older Drivers Safety Awareness Week to […] [Read More]

Unlimited Metro Card for December Mail & Ride customers has glitch

Customers who receive a Metro Card as part of their Metro-North Mail & Ride ticket had problems on Monday using the passes on New York City Transit because of a glitch, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. [Read More]

The future of train travel in the Northeast

The Federal Railroad Administration lays out a number of scenarios for train travel by 2040 that could expand the Northeast Corridor into new markets and significantly reduce trip times to Washington, D.C. and Boston. Here is the full report:   NEC Future preliminary alternatives evaluation report Nov. 2014 (PDF) NEC Future preliminary alternatives evaluation report […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven line, trains

Officers elected to new council of governments for southwestern Connecticut

The South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) and the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO) have merged to become the new 18 town Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WCCOG). The WCCOG is comprised of the chief elected officials of the 18 member towns and cities. [Read More]