Planning Board to hold public workshop and Open House on Master Planning Update

  The Stamford Planning Board will hold the last of several scheduled public workshops on the once a decade Master Plan Update. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the fourth floor cafeteria, at the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. This morning the city posted a draft copy […] [Read More]
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Blumenthal convenes hearing on rail safety

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is expected to convene a hearing on rail safety this morning to examine issues relating to recent accidents involving Metro-North and freight trains carrying volatile petroleum in North Dakota. Among those expected to testify are Joseph Szabo, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administation, which is currently conducting its own review […] [Read More]

Truck strikes Atlantic Street RR overpass

STAMFORD — A tractor-trailer snarled traffic from downtown to the city’s South End early Thursday afternoon when it became wedged under the Atlantic Street railroad overpass.   [Read More]

Martin meets with DOT Commissioner

ABOVE: Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin met Tuesday with Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker, but declined to reveal details of their conversation about the redevelopment of Stamford’s Transportation Center. “I’m not prepared to release specifics, but I will say it was a very frank […] [Read More]

Stamford snow emergency remains in effect until 6 p.m.

STAMFORD — A snow emergency ordering all residents to park their cars off of major downtown streets will be lifted as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. The mayor’s office issued the following release Wednesday morning with the list of all restricted streets:           January2014 SnowEmergencyEnd (PDF) January2014 SnowEmergencyEnd (Text) [Read More]

Metro-North to curtail schedule after 8 p.m.

Metro-North is encouraging all commuters to get an early start on their journey home because starting at 8 p.m. it will be canceling or combining trains. Here are the details of the schedule after 8 p.m.:         Release 2014 01 21 Winter Storm Update (PDF) Release 2014 01 21 Winter Storm Update […] [Read More]

Blumenthal: FRA to require installation of track and engineer facing cameras on trains

A federal rail safety agency will act to require cameras on the tracks and to keep tabs on engineers in locomotives and operating cabs after the derailment last month in the Bronx,N.Y. that killed four and injured 67, Senator Richard Blumenthal announced yesterday. [Read More]
Categories: Transportation

South Western Regional Planning Agency to hold annual legislative briefing next week

The South Western Regional Planning Agency and South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold their annual combined legislative briefing from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 15, at Norwalk City Hall. [Read More]
Categories: Planning, Transportation

Blumenthal asks Metro-North to report all train vs. object collisions

In the wake of the death of a Maine woman who was struck by a train on the Saugatuck Railroad Bridge, State Senator Richard Blumenthal D-Connecticut is calling for Metro-North Railroad to adopt a policy of immediately notifying local authorities whenever a train hits an object. [Read More]
Categories: Transportation

Blumenthal: Extra funds for more track inspections are a priority

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chuck Schumer will ask for millions to add more manpower for the Federal Railroad Administration to vet he proper installation and operation of automatic braking systems on commuter railroads and more track inspections nationwide, they said in announcement Sunday. [Read More]