News from the Connecticut Department of Transportation - 2020

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  • 4/13/2020 CTDOT Highway Safety Office - Slow Down

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office is reminding motorists to maintain safe and reasonable speeds on Connecticut highways during the current period of lower traffic volumes. Travel should be restricted essential trips only during this time of social distancing. But, if you must go out, please obey the posted speed limit.

  • 4/10/2020 Food Trucks Temporarily Permitted at CTDOT Highway Rest Areas

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced that food trucks will be permitted to set up in several rest areas along Connecticut highways, with the goal of feeding hungry truckers and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 4/6/2020 GOVERNOR LAMONT - Q BRIDGE TO BE ILLUMINATED RED IN HONOR OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – more commonly known among residents as the Q Bridge – in red lights beginning tonight to honor the thousands of Connecticut health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 4/6/2020 CTDOT OFFERS TELEWORKING BEST PRACTICES RESOURCES

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will host a webinar for Connecticut residents who are now teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, titled “Best Teleworking Practices – The Road to Success for Employees”, will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 12 noon to 1pm.

  • 4/3/2020 New Haven Union Station is One Hundred Years Old

    Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Mayor Justin Elicker, U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro and Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti today commemorated the 100th anniversary of the opening of New Haven Union Station – the beaux-arts masterpiece that is the jewel of the New Haven commuter rail line.

  • 3/31/2020 Actualizacion de Cuestiones Sobre el Servicio de Autobuses y Trenes de CTDOT

    El Departamento de Transportacion de Connecticut anunció hoy cambios con el servicio de ferrocarriles actualizando recordatorios sobre el estado de servicio de autobuses. Los cambios en el servicio de ferrocarriles siguen con una disminución significante debido al número de pasajeros, como resultado del aumento del teletrabajo y las solicitudes del gobernador Ned Lamont para que los ciudadanos "se mantengan seguros, permanezcan en sus hogares.”

  • 3/31/2020 Bus Service on the Waterbury Branch Rail Line

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced the start of substitute bus service on the Waterbury Branch commuter rail line, beginning Monday, April 6, 2020.

  • 3/30/2020 Connecticut River Ferry Service Suspended

    Service on the two Connecticut River ferries -- between Glastonbury and Rocky Hill, and Chester and Hadlyme -- has been suspended indefinitely during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.

  • 3/27/2020 CTDOT Issues Update on Bus and Rail Service

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced changes to rail service and issued reminders about the status of bus service. The rail service changes follow a significant decline in ridership, the result of increased teleworking and requests by Governor Ned Lamont for citizens to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.”

  • 3/23/2020 Nighttime Pavement Markings on Various State Roadways in Fairfield and New Haven Counties

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime pavement-marking project will be performed on various state roadways in Fairfield and New Haven Counties beginning March 29, 2020.

  • 3/20/2020 CTDOT Modifies Operations during COVID-19 Outbreak

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing that it is monitoring and modifying some operations in the wake of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

  • 3/19/2020 CTDOT ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO BUS OPERATIONS

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing immediate temporary changes to bus operations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Connecticut. These changes are being implemented to safeguard drivers and the public, and protect continuity of operation of Connecticut’s bus system during this difficult time. These changes will be implemented on all CTtransit and CTfastrak buses as well as all transit districts in Connecticut.

  • 3/19/2020 CTDOT ANUNCIA CAMBIOS INMEDIATOS A LAS OPERACIONES DE AUTOBUSES

    El Departamento de Transportacion de Connecticut (CTDOT) está anunciando cambios temporales inmediatos en las operaciones de autobuses debido al brote de coronavirus (COVID-19) en Connecticut. Estos cambios se están implementando para proteger a los conductores y al público, y proteger la continuidad de la operación del sistema de autobuses de Connecticut durante estos momento difíciles. Estos cambios se implementarán en todos los autobuses de CTtransit y CTfastrak, así como en todos los distritos de tránsito en Connecticut.

  • 3/14/2020 SERVICE CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR SHORE LINE EAST AND HARTFORD LINE

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced rail service changes on Shore Line East and Hartford Line as part of the State of Connecticut’s coordinated effort to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. The following rail schedule changes will go into effect Monday, March 16th and will continue until further notice.

  • 3/14/2020 CAMBIOS DE SERVICIOS ANUNCIADOS PARA SHORE LINE EAST Y HARTFORD LINE

    El Departamento de Transporte de Connecticut (CTDOT) anunció cambios en el servicio ferroviario en Shore Line East y Hartford Line como parte del esfuerzo coordinado del Estado de Connecticut para mitigar los impactos de COVID-19. Los siguientes cambios en el horario del tren entrarán en vigencia el lunes 16 de marzo y continuarán hasta nuevo aviso.