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

Back home — finally!

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I’m home after walking from the newspaper office on State Street to the bus stop about 5 blocks away. I missed one bus and caught the 5:50 p.m. Coastal Link. I met a lady who told me she gets up every day at 5 a.m. to take a bus then a train to Stamford. I […] [Read More]
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It wasn’t easy, but I did it!

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Yes, you can get there from here, but it takes a little longer when you don’t have a car. I left my house at 8:47 a.m. today to walk to the bus stop — two long blocks from my house in Milford. I got to the corner of Bridgeport Avenue and Rivercliff Drive at 8:57 […] [Read More]
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I Got In To Work, Without My Car…

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So I made it to the Post’s main office, at 410 State St. in Bridgeport. It only took a bus, a train, and more than a mile of walking, not to mention a lot of standing around waiting. I did feel virtuous though, even smug, waving off ride offers and standing on the platform, reading […] [Read More]
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How to get there: Naugatuck to Stamford

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Today I got a call from Leon Roth, a 45-year-old who lives in Naugatuck. “I saw this ‘Get There’ project you are doing, and one of your reporters should try taking the train from Bridgeport to Naugatuck,” he said. “It’s a nightmare.” Roth works in Stamford but lives in Naugatuck because rent is much more […] [Read More]
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Ready, set, go!

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I’m finalizing my plans for tomorrow’s bus/train ride to work. I’ll be walking to the bus stop around 9 a.m. And hope the bus stops for me! I think it will take longer than the 15 minutes my car ride takes each morning for me to get to the Bridgeport office. We’ll see! Follow me […] [Read More]
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Buses are nice, but I wish I had a bike

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Fun fact: I didn’t get a license or car until I was in college! See as a kid and then a teen I rode my bike and walked to the playground, to my friend’s houses, etc. Then as a student at UConn Stamford I rode the train to the campus and the bus to work. […] [Read More]
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MTA releases late night subway map

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For those of you who have tried to navigate New York’s subway system late at night and have been completely confused, it may not be all those shots you did at that bar in the Village. It might just be because the line you always seem to need isn’t running, or it turns into a […] [Read More]
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Get there by bike: The Journey

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It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. You’ve probably heard that platitude at just about every motivational speaker presentation that your boss made you attend over the years. And have you ever noticed that when the speaker leaves the hotel, he gets in the backseat of a huge SUV and turns his attention to his laptop, […] [Read More]
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Get there by Bike: On my way

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So, on my way. Temperature about 33. Not bad for Jan. 30. I’m on my usual bike route from Paradise Green to downtown Bpt. Mostly it’s Barnum Ave. to East Main to Stratford Ave. Then over the bridge and I’m at the office. There’s a point along the way when you figure that you’re home […] [Read More]
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Get there by bike: Lock it up

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On Monday, I’ll be riding my bicycle to work as part of our “Get There” project for the Connecticut Post. The concept is simple: Get to work without a car. A few of us Post reporters will be doing just that next week. They’ll be taking buses and Metro North. I’ll be the only one […] [Read More]
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