The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year that suicide rates nationally jumped by 25 percent since 1999, a finding that “shocked” even experts who believed the rate had been flat. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the […]
Just last month, it was revealed that more than 1,500 of California’s bridges are structurally deficient, meaning there is significant deterioration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components. More than half – 56 percent – of California’s bridges are at least 50 years old – the eighth highest rate in the nation.
When the Mianus River Bridge on Interstate 95 in Greenwich collapsed 35 years ago, killing three motorists and putting an unprecedented focus on road and bridge infrastructure in Connecticut, it was apparently not preceded by public warnings about the poor condition of the state’s roads and bridges.
Today, the warnings are abundant, in Connecticut and […]
“Toll technology advancements significantly altered the tolling landscape, expanded the types of toll facilities being operated and improved customer experience,” a report on tolling feasibility developed for the Minnesota Department of Transportation explained. “New toll facilities using all-electronic tolling are being implemented in several places across the country to add new roadway capacity, manage congestion […]
About 13,000 residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who arrived in Connecticut in the aftermath of the hurricanes Maria and Irma continue to struggle with obtaining basic needs including adequate housing, food, medical care and jobs, according to a survey commissioned by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The vast majority of those who have […]
Stress? Look no further than Bridgeport and New Haven. Both cities were ranked in the top 50 Most Stressed Cities in America, a new ranking produced by the financial website WalletHub.
Bridgeport ranked 33rd and New Haven 41st, based on analysis that considered stress in four areas: the workplace, finances, family, and health and safety […]
The illustration in a recent edition of New York magazine has drawn some attention in Connecticut. Accompanying an article describing the anticipated aftermath in the tri-state region of a nuclear attack on New York City, the potential path of nuclear fall-out was shown to extend through Connecticut towns including Greenwich, Stamford, Wilton and others, reaching […]
New Haven is one of the nation’s ten safest cities for cyclists, according to a new analysis. In a ranking dominated by communities in California, with six of the top ten, New Haven was not only the lone Connecticut city to earn a spot among the top ten, it was the only city in the […]
Driverless cars may be coming to a Connecticut town near you.
The state Office of Policy and Management, pursuant to Public Act 17-69, has begun accepting applications from municipalities to participate in a Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program (FAVTPP). The state agency can select up to four municipalities to participate in the pilot program.
A decade ago, local producer/director/writer Jennifer Boyd’s documentary Teens Behind the Wheel brought an EMMY Award and generated impactful airing on Connecticut Public Television and PBS, along with much discussion on news programs and increased awareness at driving schools across the country. Well, it’s a decade later, and technology has provided the foundation for […]
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was designed to focus the nation on behaviors among youth related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among both youth and adults and to assess how these risk behaviors change over time.
In Connecticut, the times they are a changin’. Data released this week by the state […]
The child poverty rate in Connecticut’s rural areas, 7.8 percent, is the lowest in the nation. It is considerably higher in urban areas, 13.1 percent, which ranks 12th among the states. Overall, in an assessment of where childhood is most and least threatened, Connecticut ranks 5th, according to Save the Children, the Fairfield-based organization that […]
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the time when motorists are more likely to be injured or killed in fatal crashes involving a teen driver. It is described as the “100 deadliest days,” by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
More than 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in […]
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, the first time such a recommendation has been issued for the vehicles by the agency. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brakes on new school buses, […]
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