by Staff | Dec 19, 2014 1:58 pm | Comments (4)
Liam Brennan of Westville, a federal prosecutor by trade, avid cyclist by avocation, put together a video picture of who some of those growing numbers of regular cyclists are in New Haven. They’re a diverse bunch, “from every neighborhood” and walk of life.
by Carl Jordan Castro | Dec 17, 2014 2:48 pm | Comments (8)
That $1.50 you pay to ride CT Transit bus hardly covers the actual cost of running the bus.
by Max Bakke | Dec 17, 2014 1:30 pm | Comments (6)
Commuters traveling along Route 69 between New Haven and Woodbridge may one day find relief to the congestion that gathers around the Wilbur Cross Parkway access ramps, according to a proposed plan by the State Department of Transportation (DOT).
by Hannah Spreckley | Dec 16, 2014 1:42 pm | Comments (4)
With the new parts and machinery constantly being updated, more time and money have to be spent maintaining buses on the CT Transit lines.
The cost of bus maintenance for CT Transit’s New Haven division increased by $3.5 million, or 46 percent, from 1996 to 2012.
The maintenance costs have remained between 18 and 23 percent of the total budget, as all CT Transit costs in New Haven have increased during that same time period.
The figures come from budget data posted on the National Transit Database, which collects information about all transit districts in the United States.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 16, 2014 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
Cabbie Marixxa Berrios has a new reason to be cautious—someone has been robbing her fellow Union Station cabbies at knifepoint upon reaching his destination.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 15, 2014 3:27 pm | Comments (18)
Asked how long the State Street Bridge has been closed, Mezcal Restaurante Mexicano’s gregarious owner, Ricardo Trejo, rolled his eyes and sighed. “I’ve lost track of time,” he said.
by Emily Lanno and Ratasha Smith | Dec 15, 2014 8:04 am | Comments (1)
On a winter bus ride four years ago, a CT Transit bus driver swung the bus right, and Maria Nuzzo fell out of her seat.
“The bus [driver] was going very fast,” said Nuzzo, who commuted from East Haven to New Haven for 30 years. “I was sitting at the end of the seat and when he went to take a right turn, he took it so sharp. I fell on my hands and knees.”
Nuzzo, who has arthritis, said falling hurt.
When she got to work, Nuzzo said, she called the bus company and complained. But because she wasn’t taken away in an ambulance, her incident went untracked in a database of transit injuries. To show up in a spreadsheet of injuries tracked by the National Transit Database, a passenger, driver or pedestrian needs to be taken away from the bus in an ambulance.
by Paul Bass | Dec 10, 2014 4:49 pm | Comments (47)
Move over, drivers—cyclists may soon have their own protected stretch of the road on Edgewood Avenue.
by Cristina D'Almeida and Alexander Roberts | Dec 9, 2014 12:15 pm | Comments (7)
Buses might seem big, but that doesn’t mean they have enough room for people to sit, observed daily CT Transit rider Rudy Douglas.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 9, 2014 8:43 am | Comments (10)
As a crowd of neighbors looked on, Mark Fenton ran into the middle of North Frontage Road near Orchard Street and jumped up and down because no cars were coming. Then he joined the crowd on the side of the road as a flood of cars, released by the traffic signal at Howe Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, zipped by at speeds well above the posted speed limit.