Between January 1, 2007 and January 1, 2010, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) recorded 2,106 non-fatal collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, in which 2,183 pedestrians were injured. It’s easy to find this information, but before this past Tuesday, when Connecticut and University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center released the Connecticut Crash Data [...]
Pedestrian deaths tend to occur on roads like Route 1 in Connecticut, which is designed for moving vehicles — not people. | Photo: New Haven Register
Over the weekend, an opinion piece in the Connecticut Post highlighted the scourge of pedestrian deaths and injuries on Route 1, which TSTC has identified as Connecticut’s most dangerous road for walking. [...]
A new Tri-State report finds Connecticut making mixed progress on its planned transportation infrastructure investments. TSTC analyzed the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) $4.26 billion 2012-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to understand what types of projects the State intends to prioritize over the period and to determine how the State’s priorities have, and [...]
Interstate 84 will be widened from four lanes to six between Exit 23 and 25A in Waterbury.
Last week, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced it was moving ahead with a project to widen about three miles of Interstate 84 in Waterbury. The project should take five years to complete, at a reported cost [...]
NYSDOT’s headquarters are sandwiched between a shopping center and an interstate.
ConnDOT’s headquarters are located on a divided arterial, but not far from a collection of strip malls and cul-de-sacs.
NJDOT’s headquarters are located between residential and industrial areas with lots of surface parking nearby.
State departments of transportation have a [...]
Route 1 (Post Road East) in Westport, near where a pedestrian was struck and killed on Saturday. (The “A” marker is the Shake Shack restaurant in front of which Bruce Tabackman was struck.) | Image: Google Maps.
WestportNow and others report the death of another pedestrian on Route 1 (Post Road East), which according to Tri-State’s [...]
ConnDOT’s Highway Design Manual, the state reference book for engineers and designers, offers little in the way of complete streets designs. Advocates say it’s past time for that to change.
Connecticut’s 2009 complete streets law requires that transportation projects receiving state funds consider all users of the road, and is considered one of the strongest laws of its [...]
Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the five members of an advisory group that will assist ConnDOT in looking over proposals for the redevelopment of the Stamford Transportation Center. ConnDOT is reviewing bids to bring transit-oriented development and expanded parking to the site.
The advisory group’s members, who were recommended by Malloy, [...]
The pedestrian environment around the Stamford Transportation Center is generally unappealing, and infrastructure is blatantly inadequate in places. Left: Narrow, blocked sidewalk on Washington Blvd. Right: Long crossings at Atlantic Street and Station Place. Images: ConnDOT.
Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced his intention to create an advisory panel to counsel ConnDOT [...]
The New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor | Image: ConnDOT
Earlier this month, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) rail project took a major step forward when the initiative’s lead federal agency cleared its tier one environmental assessment, which examined plans to dramatically improve train infrastructure from New Haven, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Tri-State has long supported the project, which would [...]