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In Stamford, a two-hour ride to work on a bike

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Tuesday’s front page features the second installment to a series I’m writing about bike commuting in Stamford. As a bike manager for Danny’s Cycles, my subject, Ken Tashoff, is no stranger to diehard cyclists, although he was far from one when he started. During our interview last week, Tashoff said that the idea of biking […] [Read More]
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State DOT says testing at Stamford train station garage is complete

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The DOT on Thursday said that testing at the aging 727-space train station garage has been completed. The agency closed the nearly 30-year-old garage on Monday, April 13, after pieces of fallen concrete were discovered. An engineering team has been testing the concrete on all five levels of the garage to determine the safety of […] [Read More]

In Stamford, doing the math on the DOT’s parking estimates

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As Stamford train commuters endure a second week without access to one of the train station’s garages, one of the questions that have been raised is how a 1,200-space facility has been able to accommodate 1,375 daily permit holders reported by the state Department of Transportation. Following the closure of a dilapidated garage at Station […] [Read More]
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Conn. DOT issues statement about garage closing

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The Connecticut DOT has provided further details on the train station garage, giving a more detailed outline of how the decision to close the garage came about as well as the time it will take to perform testing. The agency delivered a statement Wednesday night during the Commuter Council meeting, which was held in Stamford. […] [Read More]
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State DOT to close downtown train station parking garage

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In an announcement released late Monday, the state Department of Transportation has decided to shut down its aging parking garage at the downtown train station after pieces of concrete fell from the third level onto the second level during the weekend. “Although some will be inconvenienced, we are taking this action to ensure the safety […] [Read More]

Construction resumes Monday on Urban Transitway

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Construction is set to resume Monday on the second phase of the Urban Transitway, a $52 million project that will build a four-lane roadway on Myrtle Ave. between Elm St. and East Main St. The goal is to allow a route between the downtown train station and East Side. There will be no parking on […] [Read More]

Stamford to continue transportation study of West Side

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The city is planning kick off the second phase of a transportation study on the West Side next by holding a workshop and public information meeting on April 1. The planning initiative, which began a little more than a year ago, aims to come up with strategies to improve transportation and economic development for the […] [Read More]

Stamford to close several downtown streets for snow clearing

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Sections of the downtown will be closed on Wednesday morning for snow removal by the city’s Department of Operations, according to a press release from Mayor David Martin’s office. The streets affected are: Main Street between Washington Blvd. and Atlantic Street;West Park Place; Bank Street; Bedford Street between Broad Street and Walton Place. The mayor’s […] [Read More]