by Paul Bass | May 19, 2013 9:30 pm | Comments (3)
Metro-North service from New York is out. Yale has graduation—all over downtown. And it’s a regular Monday rush hour.
Given all that, says city Chief Administrative Officer Rob Smuts, you might want to consider commuting to work on two wheels to start off the week.
by Staff | May 18, 2013 9:35 am | Comments (2)
Get ready for a traffic mess in New Haven Monday, as Metro-North service will likely remain shut down due to Friday evening’s derailment and collision.
The number of people injured in the Friday evening crash on the New Haven line rose to at least 70 Saturday; one of the two trains in the collision was the 5:35 p.m. out of New Haven.
U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal said Saturday that “safety features” in the modernized Metro-North cars and improved standards “saved lives” in the crash.
He drew a lesson from that: “These and other investments in upgrading public services are consequential. Safe and reliable rail service is a key priority for our economy.”
Meanwhile, officials in New Haven updated preparations for what was already promising to be a traffic headache day, the annual Yale graduation. With Metro-North shut down, many visitors to the event will have to drive into New Haven rather than take the train. Plus, this year graduation falls on a work day (as opposed to Memorial Day), so normal business traffic will figure into the mix as well.
by Melissa Bailey | May 17, 2013 1:20 pm | Comments (21)
Cyclists converged on a downtown plaza to announce a new vision for New Haven, including connecting bike lanes across the center city and converting one-way streets to two directions of travel.
by Melissa Bailey | May 16, 2013 1:56 pm | Comments (32)
(Updated) A man remained in critical condition after he was hit by a car while dashing across a busy East Rock thoroughfare to catch a bus Tuesday, according to police.
by Staff | May 10, 2013 4:16 pm | Comments (4)
The federal Department of Transportation Friday pulled Tweed’s air traffic control tower off the chopping block, saving the New Haven airport from closure at least until Sept. 30.
by Staff | May 9, 2013 1:15 pm | Comments (3)
The city has a new idea about how to stop people from stealing your bike by messing with the bike rack.
by Staff | May 8, 2013 10:59 am | Comments (2)
More than two-thirds of votes cast in an unofficial “election” opposed the idea of granting new state licenses to undocumented immigrants.
by Melissa Bailey | May 7, 2013 8:04 am | Comments (25)
Under a new deal unveiled Monday, Yale would buy the rights to High and Wall streets from the city, forever, for a yet-to-be-determined price, ending a long-running dispute over the control of downtown roadways.
by Parker Collins | May 6, 2013 7:45 am | Comments (1)
Harmony propelled the B4 bus downtown Saturday, along with some tapping toes.
by Staff | May 5, 2013 10:09 am
A 21-year-old man’s idea of fun landed him in the hospital Saturday night.