The objective was to provide evidence that Connecticut is on the cusp of a transit renaissance. But a “thought leader” article by a prominent faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Business – an acknowledged expert in transportation and its impact on residential property values – has drawn a range of reactions from […]
What comes next at the Department of Transportation was on the minds of more than 150 advocates and enthusiasts gathered for the Annual Meeting of Bike-Walk Connecticut at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain this past weekend. The fast-approaching close of the Malloy administration may also mean the end of the tenure of DOT […]
Connecticut’s state gas tax – criticized both because some consider it to be too high and because others point out that it is insufficient to keep the state’s roads and bridges maintained appropriately – is not among the highest in the nation, but comes close.
Leading the way with the highest state gas tax levels […]
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.
The Connecticut Lodging Association reports that the state’s hotel and lodging occupancy numbers were flat in 2017, with “little to no growth.” The state’s occupancy numbers have “considerable room to grow” this year, in comparison to the New England Market. The membership association also notes that one of the traditionally strongest regions of the state, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Five Connecticut communities – Danbury, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and West Hartford – will share approximately $8.5 million in funding under the second phase of the state’s 2017 Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grants. They are the latest in a series of competitive state grants to be awarded in recent years to support the development […]
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 […]
Connecticut’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure, and the lack of sufficient funding to make needed improvements, have been in the news often in recent months. While not an immediate solution to pressing challenges, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation may provide encouragement for those seeking longer-term remedies.
The U.S. DOT has selected the University of […]
Described as “the largest industry event on the aerospace calendar,” the Farnborough International Airshow, to be held in mid-July in Great Britain, boasts more than 1500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Among them will be a contingent from the State of Connecticut, if the state’s aerospace industry suppliers step up and sign on. At […]