Decades Later, RR Safety Arms Coming

by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2016 4:34 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo Giovanni Zinn was in fifth grade back in 1995 when the state initiated an upgrade of the Grand Avenue railroad level crossing—a plan to replace the flashing lights with a serious set of safety arms that will drop and physically prevent you from crossing the tracks when a train nears and crosses.

Twenty-one years later, the arms still haven’t arrived, but may soon. Zinn, who grew up to become New Haven’s city engineer, is overseeing that process.

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Yellow = “Loading Zone”

by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (12)

Paul Bass PhotoDoug Hausladen is toting a tri-colored meter around town to see if neighbors agree it’ll help them avoid parking tickets.

Hausladen, the city’s transit chief, had his staff slap some paint on a normal meter to make the prototype. It now has a yellow body and a green top. Hausladen’s idea is to put them at seven loading zones where people can’t park during the day, but can resume legally parking in the late afternoon or evening.

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