Bike Share Rolling Into Town

by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 18, 2017 2:45 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photo Soon you might be able to pull out your smartphone or a prepaid access card, unlock a bike in your neighborhood, ride it across town, lock it to bike rack, and walk away.

That’s because the city is months away from launching a bike share program. It’s seeking your advice on where to set it up.

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Street Lights Get a New Master

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 19, 2016 7:39 am | Comments (27)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Paul  Bass PhotoIf you have a problem with a traffic light or a streetlight and it belongs to the city, now you just have one department to call: Transportation, Traffic and Parking.

Chances are you’ve been calling that department anyway because you assumed that it was that department’s responsibility to take care of a bum light. But until this fall, you were supposed to call the city’s engineering department, who would then in turn call a contractor to handle the problem.

No more.

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Attacker On Loose; Bus Driver Uneasy

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (11)

Markeshia Ricks Photo CT TransitElection Day may have been rough for a lot of people, but few had it as bad as CT Transit driver Tamika Walker-Fernandez — after a violent passenger refused to get off her bus.

Walker-Fernandez had driven a bus for eight years without incident. But when the passenger boarded her D bus on Dixwell Avenue between Lake Place and Bristol Street, she experienced terror.

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