Seven states – including Connecticut – report that more than one-third of their bridges are deficient. The other six are neighboring Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York, as well as Hawaii, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Overall, only four states have state highway systems deemed worse than Connecticut, which ranks 46th in the nation, according to […]
As Connecticut moves closer to a significant increase in rail service connecting communities from New Haven to Springfield, MA, with the introduction of the Hartford line, anticipated in May, a report by Demos underscores the potential impact on economic opportunity and segments of the state’s population.
The report, “To Move is to Thrive: Public […]
Owning a car isn’t what it used to be – at least it isn’t as necessary as it used to be. Demographics, fuel prices and where people live also play a role in whether a household goes car-free, according to a recent analysis by Governing magazine. Research also suggests younger families and one-person households are […]
The problem is not surprising, but the solution remains elusive. Young drivers account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes and these crashes are the leading cause of death for this age group.
In fact, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Data indicate […]
The next step in the development of the Hartford line, which will significantly expand daily passenger rail service between New Haven and Springfield, takes place on Monday with the opening of a newly constructed passenger station in Wallingford.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will officially open the new CTrail Hartford Line Wallingford Station to […]
The State of Connecticut is throwing its muscle behind Hartford and Stamford in their bids to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters. The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, however, has issued a letter supporting a bid by the town of Enfield.
In addition to Enfield, the cities and towns of Bridgeport, Fairfield, New […]
Air travelers ranked Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport last among 21 medium-sized airports in a passenger satisfaction survey. The airport fell from a second-to-last ranking in a similar analysis done at the end of last year, to the bottom rung of the latest ratings.
Sacramento International Airport ranks highest among medium airports, with a score of […]
The Connecticut House of Representatives debated for nearly six hours the issue of reinstating tolls on Connecticut highways, but did not vote. Connecticut remains a toll-free state, for residents and those driving through the state.
How much money might the state receive in toll revenue if tolls were imposed? The Office of Legislative Research, responding […]
A new analysis of the best run among the 150 largest cities in America shows that Connecticut’s three largest fail to make the top half of the list, with Bridgeport coming closest.
Bridgeport is ranked #77, New Haven is #122, and Hartford ranked #145.
In order to determine the best- and worst-run cities in America, […]
Whether it is good news or bad news may be in the eye of the beholder. The percentage of households without a motor vehicle in Hartford is 10th highest in the nation. New Haven (24th) and Bridgeport (49th) also make the top 50.
Some would suggest that lack of car ownership is a reflection of […]
June 7 was the final day of the regular legislative session in Connecticut. It was also the day following the signing of a new law to require seat belts on school buses – in Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation, approved overwhelmingly by his state’s legislature, which requires that any new school bus purchased by […]
Twenty-nine states require passengers riding in a vehicle’s rear seat to buckle up with a seat belt. Connecticut is not among them.
A new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights the common misperception that buckling up is optional – as well as the potential life-threatening hazards to rear and front seat passengers […]
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Education and Workforce Partnership is turning its attention to the state’s increasing demand for drivers of trucks, buses, and heavy equipment – a demand which is expected to grow to 30,000 by 2024. And the focus of their attention is women, urging them to consider careers in transportation.
People who take public transportation to get to work in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area will have a commute nearly three times longer than those who drive to work. In New Haven, the commute via public transportation is twice as long.
Data compiled by Governing magazine indicate that across the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, public transportation riders […]