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

Malloy marks arrival of new rail cars

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NEW HAVEN – Gov Dannel P. Malloy on Monday celebrated arrival of the last of the 405 new M8 Metro North rail cars, marking the end of a $1.2 billion dollar investment.  The governor also touted his $100 billion plan to improve transportation services in the state during a press event at Union Station.  [Read More]
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Tractor-trailer rollover backs up I-84

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is warning to expect lane closures after a tractor-trailer rolled over on Interstate 84 in New York. The crash occurred on I-84 westbound between exits 21 and 20. According to Google traffic maps, delays on I-84 extend beyond Danbury. The DOT estimates it could take up to 8 hours for […] [Read More]
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Overturned vehicle causes delays on I-95

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2:05 PM UPDATE: The accident has been cleared, but the DOT reports traffic is backed up on the northbound side from Exit 16 in Norwalk all the way to Exit 3 in Greenwich. Earlier: An overturned vehicle is backing up traffic on Interstate 95 in Norwalk, according to the state Department of Transportation. The accident […] [Read More]
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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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