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Who Bikes

by Staff | Dec 19, 2014 1:58 pm | Comments (4)

Liam Brennan of Westville, a federal prosecutor by trade, avid cyclist by avocation, put together a video picture of who some of those growing numbers of regular cyclists are in New Haven. They’re a diverse bunch, “from every neighborhood” and walk of life.

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Fares Paid 22% Of The Cost Of Running The Bus

by Carl Jordan Castro | Dec 17, 2014 2:48 pm | Comments (8)

That $1.50 you pay to ride CT Transit bus hardly covers the actual cost of running the bus.

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DOT Unveils $4.1M Plan To Tackle Pond Lily/Route 69 Traffic

by Max Bakke | Dec 17, 2014 1:30 pm | Comments (6)

Max Bakke Photo Commuters traveling along Route 69 between New Haven and Woodbridge may one day find relief to the congestion that gathers around the Wilbur Cross Parkway access ramps, according to a proposed plan by the State Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Cleaner Air, Upgrades Increase Cost of CT Transit Maintenance

by Hannah Spreckley | Dec 16, 2014 1:42 pm | Comments (4)

With the new parts and machinery constantly being updated, more time and money have to be spent maintaining buses on the CT Transit lines.

The cost of bus maintenance for CT Transit’s New Haven division increased by $3.5 million, or 46 percent, from 1996 to 2012.

The maintenance costs have remained between 18 and 23 percent of the total budget, as all CT Transit costs in New Haven have increased during that same time period.

The figures come from budget data posted on the National Transit Database, which collects information about all transit districts in the United States.

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Cabbies Taken For A Ride

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 16, 2014 12:00 pm | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Cabbie Marixxa Berrios has a new reason to be cautious—someone has been robbing her fellow Union Station cabbies at knifepoint upon reaching his destination.

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State St. Bridge Debacle Nears $30M, & Counting

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 15, 2014 3:27 pm | Comments (18)

Markeshia Ricks Photos Asked how long the State Street Bridge has been closed, Mezcal Restaurante Mexicano’s gregarious owner, Ricardo Trejo, rolled his eyes and sighed. “I’ve lost track of time,” he said.

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28 CT Transit Bus Injuries Reported In City This Year

by Emily Lanno and Ratasha Smith | Dec 15, 2014 8:04 am | Comments (1)

On a winter bus ride four years ago, a CT Transit bus driver swung the bus right, and Maria Nuzzo fell out of her seat.

“The bus [driver] was going very fast,” said Nuzzo, who commuted from East Haven to New Haven for 30 years. “I was sitting at the end of the seat and when he went to take a right turn, he took it so sharp. I fell on my hands and knees.”

Nuzzo, who has arthritis, said falling hurt.

When she got to work, Nuzzo said, she called the bus company and complained. But because she wasn’t taken away in an ambulance, her incident went untracked in a database of transit injuries. To show up in a spreadsheet of injuries tracked by the National Transit Database, a passenger, driver or pedestrian needs to be taken away from the bus in an ambulance.

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Separated Bike Lanes On The Drawing Board

by Paul Bass | Dec 10, 2014 4:49 pm | Comments (47)

Move over, drivers—cyclists may soon have their own protected stretch of the road on Edgewood Avenue.

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CT Transit Can’t Count Crowding Yet

by Cristina D'Almeida and Alexander Roberts | Dec 9, 2014 12:15 pm | Comments (7)

Buses might seem big, but that doesn’t mean they have enough room for people to sit, observed daily CT Transit rider Rudy Douglas.

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Neighbors Dream Big For Route 34 West

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 9, 2014 8:43 am | Comments (10)

Markeshia Ricks Photo As a crowd of neighbors looked on, Mark Fenton ran into the middle of North Frontage Road near Orchard Street and jumped up and down because no cars were coming. Then he joined the crowd on the side of the road as a flood of cars, released by the traffic signal at Howe Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, zipped by at speeds well above the posted speed limit.

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Noise Complaint
Dec 20, 2014 11:00 pm
Address: 19 Dorman Street New Haven, CT
Rating: 1

The music at this location is well above the 45 decibels level, and can the bass can be...

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Would Under 91 project expand to this bridge?
Dec 20, 2014 10:15 pm
Address: 22-42 Humphrey Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Rating: 4

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