| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
For the 115,000 daily passengers on Metro-North in Connecticut, the derailment and fatalities that occurred Dec. 1 in the Bronx really hit home.
Those were Connecticut rail cars involved in that crash and a crew that could just as easily have been...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Our public bureaucrats don’t normally pay much attention to matters involving seconds. (At least, not when you’re standing in line at the DMV or waiting for your income tax refund check to arrive.)
There is one area, however, where state...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
About 30,000 commuters in Connecticut and New York braced for a sluggish trek to work on Monday -- and for the rest of the week -- as officials continued to investigate why two trains slammed into each other in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday evening.
| May 24, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Last week's derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Fairfield left dozens injured, tens of thousands inconvenienced and taxpayers footing the bill for millions of dollars in repairs. It also proved just how fragile our rail network is, as...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 4:05 AM
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reporting a tractor trailer accident on I-84 Eastbound between Exits 2 and 3 is now clear. All lanes are open.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 12:51 PM
“Illegal immigrants are terrorists,” shouted one of 30 or so counter-protestors to a rally in East Haven calling for unity in light of the police racial-profiling scandal. (Other heckles included, “Go home” and, of course, “...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:15 PM
As the worst storm in recent Connecticut history started to tear through the northeast in late October, the inevitable happened: authorities closed the Merritt Parkway.
Like the two major weather events before Hurricane Sandy — the tropical...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Businesses are, in the lexicon of the Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz, "morally, ethically... positively, absolutely... undeniably and reliably" banned from putting advertising directly on major highways in Connecticut.
Unless, of course, they spend a...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The New Haven Line is the last commuter railroad in the country to operate bar cars, and the days of these rolling dinosaurs appear to be numbered.
Or maybe not. Depending on who they're talking to, Connecticut transportation officials either...