by Betsy Kim | Feb 23, 2017 2:10 pm | Comments (5)
Over trays of pizza and pitchers of beer and water, 20 people on Wednesday night aired thorny issues about New Haven’s public transportation in the back room of BAR on Crown Street — like the cost and difficulty of getting to jobs from lower-income neighborhoods.
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by Staff | Feb 23, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (6)
On Wednesday, New Haven Director of Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking Doug Hausladen testified at a hearing of the state legislature’s Transportation Committee on three bills that have ramifications for the city.
The first, a House bill introduced by State Rep. Roland Lemar and other members of the New Haven delegation, would modify guidelines for urban street designs “to improve the safety, economic life and vibrancy of urban streets.” Specifically, that means new uses of parking spots, rules for one-way intersections, lower speed limits, and handicap accessibility concerns.
The second, a Senate bill proposed by Stanford State Sen. Carlo Leone, would increase the fees remitted to municipalities — as in, directly to New Haven — for moving (i.e. driving) violations like running stop signs.
The third is intended to increase safety at pedestrian crosswalks.
Following are his testimonies.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 22, 2017 4:36 pm | Comments (1)
Hartford — A Republican legislator’s bill to repeal a state law that allows undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses is expected to die in committee. But New Haven activists and a least one of the city’s state representatives is worried that it won’t stay dead.
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by Allan Appel | Feb 16, 2017 4:07 pm | Comments (2)
The engineering experts said the intersection did not meet national criteria—not enough traffic volume, nor reported crashes of the right kind were documented.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 10, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (5)
Honking his horn once, Lynwood Dorsey came to a stop on Frances Hunter Drive and rolled down his truck window. On the other side, a woman with a snow shovel, long skirt, boots and hat took a break and put a hand on her hip.
“Please don’t shovel snow into the street,” Dorsey implored, the slightest edge to his voice. He’s been up since 4 a.m. and on the roads since 5. He needed to clear the street.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 10, 2017 8:15 am | Comments (18)
As New Haven dug out from a 14-plus inch snowstorm, an overnight tag-and-tow team found 268 cars in violation of the parking ban issued to enable plows to clear the streets.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 7, 2017 2:40 pm
Talent Developer Deb Lindenman came to work in New Haven Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, she also stayed home in Fairfield.
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by Allan Appel | Feb 6, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (14)
Fair Haveners heard some “new urbanist” ideas for slowing down traffic, and suggested the planners should slow down, instead.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven To Traffic Calmers: Not So Fast!’
by Staff | Feb 6, 2017 9:45 am
Two cars crashed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway early Monday, killing both drivers.
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by Paul Bass | Feb 3, 2017 2:07 pm | Comments (2)
“Headed toward D2,” Officer Francisco Ortiz reported on the police radio as he led the cops following a speeding driver of a stolen Toyota Highlander.
He slowed down at a commercial intersection, losing sight of the driver. A moment later, he reported: “Large 22.” And “We’re going to need a signal 1 here.”
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