News from the Connecticut Department of Transportation - 2020
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CTDOT TAKING CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing precautions taken for Connecticut’s public bus and rail transportation system as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
CTDOT TOMANDO PRECAUCIONES SOBRE EL CORONAVIRUS PARA EL TRANSPORTE PUBLICO
El Departamento de Transportación de Connecticut (CTDOT) está anunciando las precauciones que se deben tomar para el sistema de transporte público de Connecticut como resultado del coronavirus (COVID-19).
Amtrak Schedule Change May Impact Some Shore Line East Passengers
Shore Line East customers who board Amtrak trains with their Shore Line East ticket from time to time may be impacted by upcoming Amtrak schedule changes.
Transformative Progress in Bike-Ped Initiatives in Connecticut
A new report to the Governor and General Assembly cites "transformative progress" and "significant strides" by the Connecticut Department of Transportation in improving conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians in Connecticut. Read the full report here.
Governor Lamont Announces Federal Grant for New Windsor Locks Train Station
Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has received a $17.4 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration for construction and other improvements at a new $64.9 million Hartford Line railroad station in Windsor Locks.
GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF MOBILE TICKETING APP FOR HARTFORD LINE AND SHORE LINE EAST
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner Joseph Giulietti today announced that the state has launched a mobile app providing commuters of the CTrail Hartford Line and Shore Line East with the ability to purchase tickets for the respective rail lines using their smartphone devices. The app, CTrail eTix, is a more convenient way to pay rail fare without needing to carry and display a paper ticket.
Second Survey on Next Generation of CT Rail Cars Completed
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has completed two public surveys to gain public input for the procurement of the next generation of rail cars for the state’s passenger rail system. Together the surveys generated nearly 1,300 responses and provide CTDOT with a clear vision of amenities to prioritize as the procurement process moves forward.
CTDOT Joins USDOT in Fight Against Human Trafficking
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is among a number of states joining the US Department of Transportation's initiative titled: "Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking" in the transportation sector of the United States economy.
TRAIN SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY AND PRESIDENT'S DAY
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced train schedules for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 20, 2020) and President’s Day (Monday, February 17, 2020) for CTrail Hartford Line, CTrail Shore Line East and the New Haven Line (Metro-North).
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED TO ENHANCE PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE ON NEW HAVEN LINE
Governor Ned Lamont today joined executives from AT&T at a news conference in Norwalk to announce the launch of a new public-private partnership that will allow for the deployment of cutting-edge technology along the New Haven Line – the busiest commuter rail line in the United States – from New Haven to Connecticut’s western border that will vastly enhance and improve the traveling experience of commuters.