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Old August 20th, 2013, 03:26 AM   #41
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West Haven Station


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With Fairfield Metro Center and West Haven stations now open, it seems New Haven Line is finally complete!
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The unveiling and first public appearance of a CTfastrak branded bus took place Friday, March 21, 2014 in downtown Hartford.



CTDOT Commissioner James Redeker, CTDOT Transit Administrator Michael Sanders, MetroHartford Alliance President & CEO Oz Griebel and many other business and community leaders were present for the branded bus unveiling event (exterior branding only). Starting March 21, the CTfastrak branded bus will be making regular promotional appearances at central Connecticut community events, as well as being used to provide transit service on some existing routes.

CTfastrak is a new Bus Rapid Transit system running on a 9.4-mile bus-only road, with a 20 minute travel time from New Britain to Hartford

CTfastrak is a new bus rapid transit system now under construction in central Connecticut. Scheduled to open in early 2015, CTfastrak will offer a system of bus routes that provide direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester using the bus-only CTfastrak guideway. The CTfastrak system will provide a one-seat, no transfer ride to many major regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch commuter rail in Waterbury and Amtrak service in Hartford.
Taken from their website Here with a photo 'sourced' from their Twitter account.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 02:23 PM   #44
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West Haven is one nice looking station indeed.
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CTDOT Seeking Service Provider for New Haven-Hartford Springfield Rail Line

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced that it is seeking a service provider to operate the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield passenger rail line beginning in late 2016. CTDOT today issued a “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) for potential service providers of the 62-mile long train line, now branded as the CTrail Hartford Line. This operator will provide train crews and station maintenance services.

“This $365 million High Speed Rail Project will improve the quality of intercity service along the corridor and enhance regional rail connections,” said CTDOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “Connecticut will add 22 CTrail trains per day to the 12 trains that Amtrak currently operates . This Project will make rail travel far more attractive and competitive in the corridor.”
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News about the Hartford Line

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Dedicated section for CTfastrak BRT line between Union Station in Hartford and Downtown New Britain. Expected to open to the public on 28 March 2015. Taken from project's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/CTfastrak
http://ctfastrak.com/



Downtown New Britain station:







East Main Street station:



East Street station:



Cedar Street station:









Newington Junction station, future interchange with Hartford Line:





Elmwood station:



Flatbush Avenue station:







Kane Street station:



Parkville station:





Sigourney Street station:



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This map actually doesn't show the full scope of express bus service between Waterbury (population 109,676) and Hartford (population 125,017).

What is currently envisioned is "925" express service at rush hour and "928" express service at other times --> basically, round-the-clock service between Connecticut's 4th and 5th largest cities. This will be a huge improvement over what is currently in place (basically, nothing except an occasional delayed Peter Pan bus).

http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/Impact...ev02122015.pdf
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Old January 14th, 2015, 01:26 PM   #50
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State Can Build On Shore Line East Success


The new Shore Line East station at Westbrook opened for service in March, one of several recent upgrades along the line. (Fred Guenther / UGC)

Though much attention has been aimed at Connecticut's transportation deficiencies in the last couple of years, there are a few good stories. One is Shore Line East, the commuter rail service that runs between New Haven and New London.

As The Courant's Don Stacom recently reported, ridership on the line has been increasing steadily since 2010, from 585,218 riders that year to 657,832 in 2013. In the first three quarters of 2014, the numbers are up 1 percent over the same period in 2013.
http://www.courant.com/opinion/edito...120-story.html
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Shore Line East Trains Are Attracting More Riders


Commuters disembark at the Old Saybrook train station from the Shore Line East express train from Stamford in 2001. (BOB MACDONNELL / Hartford Courant)

NEW HAVEN — Ridership this year on Shore Line East appears on course to meet or exceed 2013's levels, and the state intends to continue recent service expansions through 2015.

With extra trains for the midsummer Sailfest in New London, Shore Line East posted a record-breaking July ridership of nearly 64,000 people, according to the state transportation department.
Overall, the service drew 499,249 passengers in the first nine months of the year — up about 1 percent from the same period in 2013. Much of the new business was travel to or from New London, where ridership in the winter and early spring was about double the 2013 levels.
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Ive now labeled everything in Connecticut except the Tram Routes...

Current , Proposed / Planned or Under Construction

The Map

Central Connecticut

Proposed : Hartford Line
-- Diesel / DMU? , Future : Electric / EMU at 25kV/60Hz
New Haven Union
New Haven State Street
Fair Haven
Hamden
North Haven

Wallingford
Meriden
Berlin
Newington
Hartford Union
North End
Windsor
Windsor Locks
Enfield
Springfield Riverfront

Springfield Union


Proposed : Knowledge Corridor -- Electric / Push-Pull at 25kV/60Hz
New Haven Union
Meriden
Berlin
Hartford
Windsor
Springfield Union
Chicopee
Holyoke
Northampton
South Deerfield
Greenfield
Brattleboro


Proposed : Bristol Branch-- Diesel / DMU Trains
Waterbury
Bristol
Plainville
New Britain

Berlin
Newington
Hartford


Proposed : Central Corridor
-- Diesel / DMU Trains
New London
Mohegan
Norwich
Willimantic
Storrs
Stafford Springs
Monson

Palmer
Three Rivers
Amherst
Millers Falls

Brattleboro


Proposed : Eastern Link -- Diesel / DMU Trains
New London
Norwich-Preston
Jewett City
Plainfield
Danielson
Putnam
Webster
Oxford
Auburn

Worcester Union


In Service : Shore Line East
-- Diesel Push-Pull , Proposed Electric / EMU Trains at 25kV/60Hz
New Haven Union
New Haven State Street
Fair Haven
East Haven

Branford
Guilford
Madison
Clinton
Westbrook
Old Saybrook
Old Lyme
Niantic

New London
Groton
Mystic
Stonington

Westerly
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What tram routes?
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What tram routes?
There a few systems being proposed for New Haven & Stamford. Both are flawed and miss key emerging neighborhoods. Hence why my Plans on The Map differs from the plans in the Pdf.

http://www.railvolution.org/rv2009_p...al_Gazillo.pdf
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Connecticut BRT bus schedules posted

CTfastrak begins service 2015.03.28

See here:

http://cttransit.com/BusServiceUpdates/Display.asp?PressID={EF8B3B33-6A6F-49C3-B7BB-1F3C7DDA1618}
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Waterbury line upgrades a priority, commissioner says

By Paul Hughes

HARTFORD -- The state Department of Transportation is doing its best to accelerate the design and installation of a signalization system for the Waterbury rail line, DOT Commissioner James P. Redeker told state lawmakers today.

Sen. Robert Kane, R-Watertown, questioned Redeker about the status of planned upgrades to the Metro-North branch line running between Bridgeport and Waterbury during Redeker's confirmation hearing.

Redeker said it is “insane” that trains currently can only run in one direction at a time.
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Hill-to-Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Community Plan



City of New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven, CT
New Haven’s gateway district: a new front door for the city

The City of New Haven initiated the Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan to unlock the potential of this transit served location as a walkable, mixed-use medical, research, residential, and retail district between downtown New Haven and the Hill neighborhood. Located directly adjacent to historic Union Station, the area has languished since urban-renewal-era planning resulted in widespread land clearance and left a disjointed and dysfunctional street network.

Developed through a robust public process that engaged all community and institutional stakeholders, the Community Plan includes the following initiatives:

Reconnects Downtown, the Hill, and the Medical District (Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine, and related research enterprises) with each other
Promotes redevelopment of the 300-unit Church Street South section 8 residential complex as a 750-unit mixed-income, mixed-use community
Links Union Station to the district and downtown through creation of a Union Square, a gateway public space and destination
Revises zoning that incorporate height transitions between higher density research and residential areas and the modest scale of surrounding neighborhoods






http://www.goodyclancy.com/projects/...munity-plan-2/
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That plan looks absolutely amazing. I often wondered looking at New Haven from above why the area around Union station was so under utilised by comparison to around State Street. Union is a fantastic looking station, so to integrate it into the urban fabric better will be such a boom for New Haven.

Thanks for the update.
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That plan looks absolutely amazing. I often wondered looking at New Haven from above why the area around Union station was so under utilised by comparison to around State Street. Union is a fantastic looking station, so to integrate it into the urban fabric better will be such a boom for New Haven.

Thanks for the update.
Part of that plan includes a Union Station upgrade. Removing part of Highway 34 and there is a redevelopment in the works for those parking lots in Downtown area... So if everything goes to plan , in 10 years this section of New Haven will be reunited... Its also possible that this plan which is still undergoing some fine tuning will be bring back the Streetcar plan and expand it.
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Looks really really good. I live near New Haven and can provide a local perspective on the matter. That area is mostly public housing and medical buildings, along with plenty of parking lots. I'm skeptical that this plan will move forward for some time considering that they would have to relocate a large public housing complex and because this district is in a poor location for immediate redevelopment compared to other lots in downtown. New Haven is revitalizing but not fast enough to warrant this kind of transformation just yet. Possibly in 5-10 years something like this can start but the plan will surely be heavily modified by then.
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