DOT http://wnpr.org en Is Congestion Pricing in Connecticut's Future? http://wnpr.org/post/congestion-pricing-connecticuts-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Toll booths have lots of bad connotations in the Northeast, and not just because of a the tragic accident in Connecticut nearly 30 years ago, which forced the closing of the toll booth.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 23560 at http://wnpr.org Is Congestion Pricing in Connecticut's Future? Lawmakers Discuss Road Treatments; State Police Start Tailgating Initiative http://wnpr.org/post/lawmakers-discuss-road-treatments-state-police-start-tailgating-initiative <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/z9kCnhjGi-w?list=UUdeV_lmPe3Ne21BmkhTb1xw" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The General Assembly's Transportation Committee heard testimony today on a bill that would require the Department of Transportation to analyze the corrosive effects of chemical road treatments on vehicles and highway infrastructure. Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said he'll review whether it makes sense to add rust inhibitors to the chemical road treatments.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:46:50 +0000 Teri McCready 17716 at http://wnpr.org Hartford-New Britain Busway is on Track, But Lacks a Marketing Budget http://wnpr.org/post/hartford-new-britain-busway-track-lacks-marketing-budget <p>Connecticut transportation officials told state legislators on Wednesday that a multi-million-dollar bus corridor being built <a href="http://www.ctfastrak.com/ctbusway/src/index.html" target="_blank">between Hartford and New Britain</a> is on budget and on time.</p><p>But DOT Commissioner James Redeker also found himself fielding skeptical questions from members of the Transportation Committee as he pitched Connecticut's first bus-based mass transit project.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:49:30 +0000 Harriet Jones 17254 at http://wnpr.org Hartford-New Britain Busway is on Track, But Lacks a Marketing Budget Why Hartford's I-84 Viaduct Is a Futureless Freeway http://wnpr.org/post/why-hartfords-i-84-viaduct-futureless-freeway <p>Hartford's Aetna Viaduct is among the&nbsp;<a href="http://grist.org/cities/top-10-urban-highways-that-deserve-to-be-torn-down/">top ten urban highways that deserve to be torn down,</a>&nbsp;according to a new study by <a href="http://www.cnu.org/highways/freewayswithoutfutures2014#Section10">Congress for the New Urbanism</a>. The yearly report, "Freeways without Futures" lists the elevated stretch of I-84 (in no particular order of futureless-ness) with such highways as I-10 in New Orleans, I-81 in Syracuse, and I-70 in St. Louis.</p><p>The criteria for being a futureless freeway?</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:27:35 +0000 Catie Talarski 17156 at http://wnpr.org Why Hartford's I-84 Viaduct Is a Futureless Freeway New Commuter Watchdog Group; Bridgeport Fails to ID Special Ed Students http://wnpr.org/post/new-commuter-watchdog-group-bridgeport-fails-id-special-ed-students <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Uh3MmzunPuI" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:23:51 +0000 Teri McCready 16050 at http://wnpr.org GOP Candidates Raising Cash; Norwich Bell Rings; Unusual Busway Ideas http://wnpr.org/post/gop-candidates-raising-cash-norwich-bell-rings-unusual-busway-ideas <p>While preparation for Saturday&#39;s&nbsp;ING Hartford Marathon has understandably gotten the media focused on public safety, there&#39;s apparently significant road construction coordination going on behind the scenes. Officials are getting Broad Street in working order (again) in time for the runners to pound the pavement, and there&#39;s somewhat off-the-wall talk of using the new Hartford-New Britain busway as a possible marathon route. That and more in today&#39;s fall foliage edition of The Wheelhouse Digest.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:49:38 +0000 Heather Brandon 9325 at http://wnpr.org GOP Candidates Raising Cash; Norwich Bell Rings; Unusual Busway Ideas Call for Tolls Grows Louder as Transit Funds Diminish http://wnpr.org/post/call-tolls-grows-louder-transit-funds-diminish <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Heather/Morning%20Edition%2012-10-2012.mp3</p><p>Transportation advocates and officials across Connecticut gathered in the state capitol Monday to ask some tough questions about how the state will pay for badly-needed transit upgrades. Commuters themselves will probably have to chip in.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:15:20 +0000 Neena Satija 4657 at http://wnpr.org Debate Over Busway Heats Up http://wnpr.org/post/debate-over-busway-heats <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/nc%20110218%20bus%20vs%20rail.mp3</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:44:02 +0000 Nancy Eve Cohen 12006 at http://wnpr.org Debate Over Busway Heats Up