James P. Redeker

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ConnDOT offers a plan, and a mea culpa, for I-84 in Hartford

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Transportation Commissioner James P. Redker.

Can the same state agency that bulldozed vibrant neighborhoods and bisected Hartford with the construction of I-84 a half-century ago knit the city back together? As it designs a replacement for an aging section of elevated highway, ConnDOT insists the answer is yes. Continue Reading →

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ConnDOT’s early stumbles, successes in development


In fits and starts, transit-oriented development projects, TODs in planning jargon, are taking root in Connecticut, a state expanding mass transit with the Hartford-to-New Britain busway, commuter rail service from Springfield to Hartford to New Haven expected by 2017, and Metro-North improvements from New Haven to New York. Continue Reading →

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Price of first step on Malloy’s 30-year journey is $2.8 billion

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks to reporters about transportation funding. At right is Commissioner James P. Redeker.

The administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked a legislative committee Monday to approve $2.8 billion in additional transportation borrowing over five years, a down payment on what Malloy hopes will be a $100 billion infrastructure investment over three decades. Continue Reading →

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Malloy on rail vs. highway expansion: ‘All of the above’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured the site of new Meriden railroad station.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday his new transportation vision includes the widening of I-95 from New York to Rhode Island, a colossal undertaking that he insists can co-exist with his commitment to the continued expansion of mass transit. Continue Reading →

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