Imagine taking a train… a one-seat ride… all the way from Grand Central Terminal to the sandy shores of Mystic. Or connecting there for a quick run up to the casinos. Such a thing should be possible and may yet happen… if Shore Line East gets its act together. Shore Line East is the state-owned […]
What the heck is going on with our highways… and why are few state candidates talking about it?
By 2025, a quarter of all drivers will be over 65. Without good mass transit, how will the car-less get around?
Recently I wrote a column about NIMBYs… the “not in my backyard” crowd. I received a very thoughtful reply which I’d like to share.
When it comes to solving our transportation woes, we consumers always wonder why “they” can’t fix things quickly by doing what seems obvious and simple.
Didn’t the people who complain about the noise know they were buying homes next to an airport, train line or interstate?
Next time you’re traveling the Northeast, consider your options. You might save money and a lot of travel stress by taking the train.
Every train journey, whether a cross-country adventure on Amtrak or a mundane daily commute on Metro-North, starts at a station. How nice is your town’s?
Consider visiting one of Connecticut’s many living museums celebrating our state’s rail heritage. And remember… kids are free at Connecticut museums this summer!
The MTA, parent of Metro-North, did something rare last week: they told us the unvarnished truth.
Trucks are, with few exceptions, not allowed on the Merritt Parkway… and with good reason.
Yes, there are new trains on the Waterbury branch… and three new express trains from New Haven, but overall our rail service in Connecticut is still too slow.
A new agreement could help widen a gateway vital to the Northeast’s economy, including Connecticut’s.
When we board a train in Hartford or New Haven, we settle into our seat and zone out. We assume we’re safe. That’s what passengers on an Amtrak train in Missouri thought last week.
First impressions count. And the first impressions we give visitors arriving on I-95 aren’t as positive as they should be.