Topic : Connecticut

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Connecticut DOT adding 50 New Flyer clean-diesel buses

Bus| August 12, 2019

The new buses, operating under the CTtransit name, replace older vehicles in the fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient buses.

Greater New Haven Transit launches paratransit mobile app

Mobility| July 24, 2018

The app, provided by technology partner Routematch, is designed for Apple and Android devices.

Accessibility| October 5, 2017

Conn.'s rural residents die at higher rates due to poor access to healthcare

Rural areas have fewer doctors and public transportation is centered in more urban areas.

Bus| May 7, 2015

Conn. BRT system surpasses 150K riders in just 5 weeks

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Accessibility| September 5, 2014

Conn. study finds relationship between transportation access, unemployment

The study found a connection between transportation opportunities and unemployment rates in different neighborhoods within the city, ranging from 3% in high-income neighborhoods to as high as 20% in low-income neighborhoods.
Bus| July 25, 2013

Conn. breaks ground on Phase 2 of urban transitway

Alleviates the need for drivers to navigate one-way streets through downtown Stamford, while making the trip to the transportation center quicker, thanks in part to partially dedicated lanes for high-occupancy vehicles and efficiently timed signals to keep buses moving.
Accessibility| January 14, 2013

Conn. transit gets $40K grant for paratransit bus

SPHERE, an organization that serves developmentally disabled adults and the town, received a $40,000 grant from the Greater New Haven Transit District for a new 20-passenger bus that can accommodate two wheelchairs.
Bus| November 2, 2012

Feds release $12M in Hurricane Sandy relief for N.J., Conn.

New Jersey will use $10 million to help maintain essential traffic flow and repair sections of highway necessary to prevent further damage. Connecticut will use $2 million for general emergency federal aid highway repairs.
Bus| January 18, 2011

Connecticut Transit union ratifies new contract

A possible strike loomed if the rank and file had voted not to ratify the tentative agreement worked out by management and union negotiators. A previous tentative agreement between the parties did fail to win ratification in two previous votes, most recently on Dec. 23, 2010.
Bus| June 17, 2010

First Transit wins renewals in N.C., Conn.

Additionally, the company announced that CTTransit, which it manages operations for, was recently awarded the 2010 Certificate of Merit for Safety by APTA.
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