ConnDOT: News from the Connecticut Department of Transportation
News from the Connecticut Department of Transportation
2018
1/31/2018GOV. MALLOY OUTLINES PROPOSAL TO STABILIZE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the outline of his administration’s revenue package to stabilize the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and allow for critical investments in the state’s transportation system to take place. Implementation of the administration’s plan for the STF would restore canceled state and municipal projects across Connecticut, and would prevent drastic increases in rail and bus fares and major service reductions on Metro-North, Shore Line East, and CTtransit bus services.
 
1/30/2018CTDOT Announces Public Hearings on Proposed Fare Increases and Service Reductions
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced a series of seven public hearings to gather input on proposed bus and rail fare increases and service reductions. If approved, a rail fare increase would take effect in three phases – 10 percent on July 1, 2018, 5 percent on July 1, 2020, and 5 percent on July 1, 2021, for a cumulative total of 21.28 percent. A 14.3 percent, or 25-cent, bus fare increase would take effect on July 1, 2018.
 
1/24/2018CTDOT to Begin Transition to White Trucks
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced today that it will begin a transition from its traditional orange to all-white trucks and other maintenance vehicles – a move that will maintain safety and visibility, save money that can be spent on other critical equipment needs, and speed the delivery of new vehicles.
 
1/19/2018Weekend Traffic Notice Regarding Route 82 in East Haddam at the East Haddam Swing Bridge
  The CTDOT is announcing that on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at a yet to be determined time, the East Haddam Swing Bridge carrying route 82 across the Connecticut River, will be moved into the open position to allow for the passage of US Coast Guard ice-breaking vessels around and to points north on the river. The bridge will remain in the open position for several hours and there will be no motor vehicle traffic across the river during this timeframe.
 
1/11/2018Bus Service to Supplement Rail Service on Shore Line East
  Because of equipment issues, buses will supplement rail service on Shore Line East beginning Friday, January 12, 2018.
 
1/11/2018CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LAUNCHES HARTFORDLINE.COM WEBSITE IN PREPARATION FOR MAY 2018 SERVICE
  (HARTFORD, CT) –The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced that it has launched a new website for its upcoming passenger rail service, the CTrail Hartford Line, at www.hartfordline.com. The website provides future Hartford Line riders a taste of what to expect when the service launches in May 2018.
 
1/10/2018GOV. MALLOY, CTDOT INDEFINITELY POSTPONE HUNDREDS OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker today released a full list of projects totaling $4.3 billion that are postponed indefinitely until new revenue is appropriated for the Special Transportation Fund (STF). The Governor made clear that his administration will announce detailed proposals this month that, if adopted by the General Assembly, would bring the projects back online.
 
1/4/2018Rail and Bus Service Update
  CTtransit express bus service will be suspended due to worsening winter storm conditions. The last express buses from Hartford will depart at 12:20 pm. The last express bus from Waterbury to Hartford will depart at 12:10 pm and the last express bus from Storrs to Hartford will depart at 1:46 pm. Express bus service will remain suspended for the remainder of today. CTfastrak and CTtransit local bus service will continue to operate with snow detours in effect. Customers are encouraged to check cttransit.com for the latest service information. Updated train service information may be found at www.mta.info and www.amtrak.com.