by Cristina D'Almeida, Emili Lanno and Xavier Lassiter | Oct 29, 2014 11:17 am
Ralph Foster, like most people, dreams of being happy and successful.
So if he could ride the bus with anyone, he would pick the man he sees as a role model for success.
“Michael Jordan,” said Foster. “Without a doubt.”
by Matt Stumpo and Krystina Morgan | Oct 29, 2014 11:17 am
Tshnavia Smith, 20, is bored.
Recently out of school, still living at home and looking for a job, the Bridgeport resident doesn’t even have a cell phone to keep her occupied. It recently got stolen.
So when a reporter asked her a whimsical question—if the CT Transit bus could take her anywhere instead of her scheduled stop in Bridgeport, where would she want to go?—Smith picked a place as far away from Bridgeport as she could think of.
by Carl Jordan Castro | Oct 27, 2014 4:28 pm
Rafel Sanabria can’t wait to graduate from high school so he can move to Atlanta and stop taking New Haven’s crowded buses.
“I’m moving to Atlanta because it’s way too expensive here,” said Sanabria, an 18-year-old New Haven resident.
by Allan Appel | Oct 22, 2014 2:47 pm | Comments (24)
East Shore politicians told a crowd of asthma, pollution, and noise-weary Morris Covers what they wanted to hear about the future of Tweed-New Haven Airport‘s runways: that they should not be lengthened to accommodate more air traffic.
Still, the crowd wasn’t entirely convinced. Its message: You say no. Now what are you going to do about it?
by Carl Jordan Castro, Hannah Spreckley, & Alexander Roberts | Oct 21, 2014 1:15 pm | Comments (1)
One started relying on the bus when her boyfriend sold their car. Another had no choice thanks to the tax collector.
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 15, 2014 3:01 pm | Comments (5)
Any snowfall of more than six inches this winter will flip the switch on the city’s proposed plan for improving how it handles storms. But department heads won’t be waiting for the next big snow to start telling you to hustle your car out of the way of snow plows, or suffer the consequences.
by Ratasha Smith | Oct 15, 2014 1:07 pm | Comments (6)
Jose Resto is a new face among the city’s CT Transit bus drivers.
“I like it, I do. I enjoy it,” he said.
Resto has been driving for CT Transit for eight months. He said before working for CT Transit he drove trucks for the military.
by Hannah Spreckley | Oct 14, 2014 1:34 pm
The New Haven Green is always bustling with people throughout the day, with buses lined up along the side of the street.
Sundays are a different story though, as the workweek is over and the bus schedules become more infrequent.
Alone on one of the many benches on Sunday sat Akil Willoughby, 37, who has used CT Transit most of his life.
by Cristina D'Almeida | Oct 8, 2014 2:50 pm | Comments (1)
Richard Fahy, a 66-year-old retired plumber from Waterbury, said the CT Transit bus system is his main and only form of transportation and he loves it.
He said he will never drive a car in the future because of its cost and maintenance.
“I just don’t want a car anymore,” he said. “I don’t see the point of having one at this point in my life. I use to drive all over Waterbury for work. Not anymore. I’m sick of driving.”
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 7, 2014 5:11 pm | Comments (15)
Patty McGill and her neighbors have seen enough airborne cars jump curbs and land in their yards, taking out landscaping and front porches—and occasionally killing people.