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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Connecticut faces fines if PTC deadline is missed

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The Federal Railroad Administration says it will fine Metro-North and Connecticut if the state and the commuter railroad misses a Dec. 31 deadline to install positive train control on its tracks. During testimony Wednesday in Washington, D.C, Sarah Feinberg, acting FRA administrator, said the agency will enforce the deadline to install a high-tech safety system […] [Read More]
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Malloy: New I-95 lane nearly open at Norwalk

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NORWALK – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday said work to widen I-95 in Norwalk to ease a major choke point will be completed within a month when a new southbound lane opens. This project should have been completed 15 years ago but was not funded,” Malloy said during a press conference near the highway. […] [Read More]
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Rollover crash snarls I-95 in Norwalk

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Two lanes are closed on I-95 southbound in Norwalk after a rollover crash. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (60515027) Motor Vehicle Accident – NORWALK I95S 0.50 miles before Exit 16 (EAST AVE #1) at 6/5/2015 1:23:39 PM #cttraffic Reply Retweet Favorite More options Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident – NORWALK Description: Motor Vehicle Accident (Overturned Motor Vehicle) on […] [Read More]
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On-board credit payments up on Metro-North

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On-board credit card payments are up on the Metro-North after the rail-line implemented a new iPhone based payment system this year, says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Ticket Issuing Machines were rolled out to 700 conductors at the end of March and as of early April on-board credit card payments accounted for about 25 percent […] [Read More]
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I-95 crash in Stratford is backing up traffic

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UPDATE 8:25 AM Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident – BRIDGEPORT Description: Motor Vehicle Accident (3 Vehicle) on I-95 Northbound between Exits 28 and 29. The 3 right lanes are closed. Reported Thursday, June 4 at 8:01 am. Estimated Duration: Unknown STRATFORD — A three vehicle crash on the northbound side of I-95, between exits 28 and […] [Read More]
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Disabled Metro North train causes delays

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UPDATE 1:05 PM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth Waterbury Branch bus service will be provided 11:51 AM train departing Waterbury. Bus service is operating approximately 90 minutes late. Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth Waterbury Branch bus service will be provided for the 10:50 AM train departing Devon Transfer. Bus service is operating 90 minutes late. ORIGINAL POST Metro-North Railroad […] [Read More]
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Route 8 now open in Derby

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Update 7:35 p.m. Route 8 is now open in both directions. Original Post: Route 8 is shut down in both directions in Derby due to a vehicle fire, according to the Department of Transportation. Route 8 Northbound is closed between exits 17 and 18 and the southbound side is closed between exits 17 and 15. […] [Read More]
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Dog on train tracks stops Metro-North

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FAIRFIELD – Metro-North trains have been stopped after a dog was spotted on the tracks Saturday afternoon, according to scanner reports. Firefighters on the tracks requested the trains be stopped while they look for the white dog, according to scanner reports. The dog was later found and taken to Snipp doggy dog, a pet groomer […] [Read More]
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