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 […]
It was a one-two punch from Connecticut aimed at Tesla, in the marketplace and in the boardroom.
On Tuesday, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain view, CA, a shareholder resolution advocated by the Office of State Treasurer Denise Nappier was on the agenda.
And on Wednesday, the Connecticut […]
Connecticut drivers may soon see another vanity license plate option if a bill approved by the state legislature is signed into law by Governor Malloy. A license plate commemorating the Hartford Whalers hockey franchise, which departed the Capital city 20 years ago, gained legislative approval in the final days of the General Assembly session.
The state Department of Transportation expects 47 motorcyclists to die in traffic accidents in this year and next. According to a Department of Transportation report for Fiscal 2017, there was a fluctuating number of motorcyclist fatalities from 2010 to 2014, with a low of 37 in 2011 and a high of 57 in 2013. Those numbers are […]
Two Connecticut communities – Weston and Madison – are among the top 15 safest cities in America, according to a newly released analysis.
SafeWise has compiled their 4th annual 100 Safest Cities in America Report, which also ranked three other Connecticut towns in the top 100 – Wilton, Ridgefield, and Canton.
To compile this report, […]
Connecticut is the eighth safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a new analysis of driving safety across the country. The report was derived from analyzing fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and correlating the data with speeding, distracted driving and drunk driving statistics.
Analysts for Safewise, a […]
If Connecticut were a country, it would be the sixth-most productive in the world, according to the state’s annual report by the department of Economic and Community Development. A critical building block for economic productivity is exports, and a look at the data reveals some surprisingly positive statistics.
The backdrop is offered by more than […]
Fairfield County’s sizeable immigrant population – twenty percent of Connecticut’s most populous county – grew 89 percent from 1990 to 2014. In some municipalities, foreign-born residents make up as much as a third of the population.
That is among the findings in the Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016, which examined regional demographics, economic opportunity, […]
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is tracking legislation on a range of traffic safety subjects that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia – and is providing updates on the organization’s website. The site reflects 14 proposed bills in […]
The Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR) reports that the number of traffic deaths in Connecticut through December 22 in 2016 is the highest in the past four years.
The CTCDR is a web tool designed to provide access to select crash information collected by state and local police. This data repository enables users to […]