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Posted inNews

As Metro-North goes, so goes Connecticut

The New Haven line is the single busiest in the nation. Without Metro-North bringing workers to and from the city, the Gold Coast around Fairfield County couldn’t exist. That should concern all Connecticut residents, because the county pays an outsized share of income taxes into state government coffers and contributes to much of the state’s relative wealth. The health of Connecticut’s economy is tied to the health of the railroad.

Posted inMoney

Malloy suspends routine highway work to ease traffic crunch along Metro-North corridor

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered the state Department of Transportation on Thursday to halt all routine road maintenance work in lower Fairfield County to ease traffic congestion. Vehicular traffic was expected to rise sharply after Wednesday’s power failure on the Metro-North rail line knocked out most service between Stamford and New York City for at least three weeks.

Posted inCities & Towns, Transportation

Completion of rail trails a test for Malloy and the ‘new DOT’

At the opening of a new 1.8-mile stretch of bicycle trail in Canton, a longtime rails-to-trails advocate welcomed the presence of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his acting transportation commissioner, James P. Redeker, as a milestone in a long struggle. “Five years ago, it never would have happened,” said R. Bruce Donald, the president of […]