by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2016 4:34 pm | Comments (1)
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.
Continue reading ‘Decades Later, RR Safety Arms Coming’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2016 4:18 pm | Comments (2)
Some relief has arrived for cops used to responding to calls in cars that have holes in the floor or steering wheels that come off.
Thirteen new cars are parked in the city’s police car garage, but it will be up to alders to decide how much more relief might come before the year is over.
Continue reading ‘13 Long-Awaited New Cop Cruisers Arrive’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 14, 2016 8:21 am | Comments (6)
New Haven/Leon Sister City Project’s small size helped it sweep a prize for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions by a small organization in a recent citywide “Car Free Challenge” — given that one of its employees doesn’t even own a car.
Continue reading ‘No Car, No Problem For Challenge Winners’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 6, 2016 12:07 pm | Comments (8)
Imagine State Street handling the same volume of traffic as now, but running straight and in two directions all the way from Grand Avenue to Water Street. Imagine narrower lanes slowing traffic for pedestrians, plus “cycletracks” on either side of the boulevard that divides downtown and Wooster Square.
Continue reading ‘State Street Loop In Planners’ Crosshairs’
by Staff | Oct 4, 2016 8:44 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven’s top state legislator, State Senate President Martin Looney, added his voice Tuesday to local opposition to a planned 17 percent fare increase on CT Transit buses.
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by Michelle Liu | Sep 30, 2016 12:04 pm
New Haven’s green-commute campaign ended a month-long “Car Free Challenge” by ushering a new month-long walking challenge.
Continue reading ‘Welcome To “Walktober”’
by Paul Bass | Sep 28, 2016 2:34 pm | Comments (22)
New Haven is pushing the state not just to redesign its planned new Union Station parking garage, but to let the city build it instead.
Continue reading ‘City To State: Let Us Build The Garage’
by Staff | Sep 25, 2016 9:45 am
The city plans to close the blocks of Grand Avenue between East and James streets to vehicular traffic for four weeks starting Monday “to allow for an overhaul and upgrade of the Providence and Wooster Railroad crossing of Grand Avenue just east of East Street.”
Continue reading ‘Portion Of Grand Closed For 4 Weeks’
by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (12)
Doug 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.
Continue reading ‘Yellow = “Loading Zone”’
by Paul Bass | Sep 16, 2016 1:38 pm | Comments (4)
After years of ignoring New Haven’s pleas for fixing its broken bus system, the state now plans to jack up fares. How should New Haven react?
Continue reading ‘Time For A Bus Boycott?’