ConnDOT: News from the Connecticut Department of Transportation
News from the Connecticut Department of Transportation
12/2/2010CTDOT’s Telecommute Connecticut Program Receives Award
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s “Telecommute Connecticut” has been named the 2010 recipient of the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Cathy Cole Memorial Award for Telework.
 
12/1/2010Governor Rell Announces Wide-Ranging New Initiatives to Enhance Bicycle, Pedestrian Projects
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that as part of an ongoing effort to provide a more balanced transportation network, the state is changing its policies and practices to be more supportive of bicycling and pedestrian projects – a move that will ultimately make it safer and more convenient for Connecticut residents to bike and walk.
 
10/12/2010Connecticut Department of Transportation Seeks Comments on the Draft State Rail Plan
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting comments on the Draft 2010-2014 State Rail Plan (SRP) for the State of Connecticut. The SRP, developed in compliance with the guidelines of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, P.L. 110-432, is a document that sets forth state policy involving passenger and freight rail in the state. It is utilized to develop strategies and priorities to enhance rail service and serves as the basis for federal and state rail investments within Connecticut. The draft SRP covers the period 2010 through 2030. A copy of the draft document is available on the Department’s web site at http://www.ct.gov/dot/srp.
 
9/23/2010Connecticut Department of Transportation Urges Parents and Caregivers to Get Their Child Safety Seats Inspected
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation as well as the sixty nine fitting stations across the State are urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed as part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25, 2010) certified technicians will be available to provide free hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice.
 
9/23/2010Safe Routes to School Invites Connecticut Students to Walk It and Bike It to School
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is pleased to announce that the Second Annual SRTS Walk It Bike It to School, Connecticut! Contest will be launched on International Walk to School Day, October 6, 2010. Elementary and middle school classrooms across the state will compete to log the most miles walked and/or biked to and from school.
 
9/7/2010Safe Routes “Back To School”
  As Connecticut’s children head back to school this week and in the coming weeks, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to take extra precaution when travelling in school zones.
 
8/30/2010The Connecticut Department of Transportation Reminds Travelers to “Share the Road”
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched its 2010 “Share the Road” campaign, highlighting the “3-feet” law that went into effect in late 2008, designed to provide a buffer zone for bicyclists. The goal of the campaign is to improve the safety of all travelers, including bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians, through awareness and education.
 
8/6/2010Notice of Permit Application
  Notice is hereby given that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection an application under Connecticut General Statutes Sections 22a-39, 22a-342, and Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (U.S.C. 1341), for a permit to conduct an activity in a wetland or watercourse and place an obstruction or encroachment riverward of stream channel encroachment lines (SCELs) for Bass Brook and Piper Brook.
 
6/21/2010Luis E. Perez Named Director of Marketing and Development for Bradley International Airport
  State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie today announced that Luis E. Perez, a 20-year veteran of aviation management, development and marketing – in both domestic and international sectors - has been named Transportation Director of Marketing and Development at Bradley International Airport.
 
6/17/2010The Connecticut Department of Transportation Schedules Pre-Bid Conference For Cannondale Rail Station
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has scheduled an official viewing of the Cannondale Station for interested vendors on Friday, June 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cannondale station. Attendance is required for all prospective proposers. Currently five interested parties have scheduled to attend the viewing.
 
5/24/2010Governor M. Jodi Rell Proclaims May 26th “Walk It Bike It to School Day”
  Governor M. Jodi Rell has officially proclaimed May 26, 2010 as “Walk It Bike It to School Day” to encourage healthy and active lifestyles in children by walking and biking to school in a safe environment.
 
4/21/2010Bradley International Airport Announces JetBlue to Enter the ‘Gateway to New England’
  Governor M. Jodi Rell and Commissioner Joseph F. Marie announced today that JetBlue Airways will begin service to Florida from Bradley International Airport effective November 17, 2010.
 
3/12/2010Weekend Closure of Commuter Parking Lot Located at Exit 46 at Jefferson Street in Fairfield
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the Park and Ride parking lot located on Jefferson Street (Route 15 Exit 46) in Fairfield will be closed to commuters on weekends during the months of April, May, June & July. This closure is necessary to accommodate the establishment of a construction management site and separate motorcycle safety training program.
 
3/1/2010Connecticut Schools to Receive Free Safe Routes To School Program Assistance for Safe Walking and Biking
  The Connecticut Department Transportation is pleased to announce that six schools have been selected to receive Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planning assistance through the SRTS Noninfrastructure program.
 
2/19/2010Public Information Meetings to be held for the Waterbury and New Canaan Branch Lines Needs and Feasibility Study
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a series of public information meetings will be held for the Waterbury and New Canaan Branch Lines Needs and Feasibility Study. The public will have an opportunity to hear about draft recommendations to improve transit service in the corridors. The information will be used as part of the study to determine the long term needs of these branch lines.
 
2/1/2010Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Kicks Off Third Annual Commuter Challenge
  Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie today kicked off the third annual “Earth Day Commuter Challenge,” a statewide initiative that encourages commuters to take greener forms of commuting between now and Earth Day.
 
1/28/2010Governor Rell: Connecticut Receives $40 Million For New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Corridor
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that Connecticut has received $40 million in federal stimulus funding that will be used to add double-tracking to the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line – the first step toward providing high-speed commuter rail service in that corridor.
 
1/4/2010Advisory Committee Meeting No. 2 – Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Improvements on Interstate 84 (I-84) Corridor from Danbury to Waterbury
  The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the second Advisory Committee Meeting concerning the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for improvements to Interstate 84 (I-84) corridor from Danbury to Waterbury will be held on January 13, 2010 at the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, 65 Tucker Hill Road, in the Town of Middlebury.