Conn. Department of Transportation http://wshu.org en Tree clearing along Merritt 30% done, says CDOT http://wshu.org/post/tree-clearing-along-merritt-30-done-says-cdot <p>The Connecticut Department of Transportation says tree clearing along the 37 mile-long Merritt Parkway is about 30 percent complete. DOT crews have been on a major push to clear trees along the state’s roads since Hurricane Irene, the October snowstorm in 2011 and super storm Sandy.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:12:26 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 18967 at http://wshu.org Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability http://wshu.org/post/malloy-metro-north-substation-upgrade-should-improve-reliability <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut. &nbsp;The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Naomi Starobin 12242 at http://wshu.org Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability Winter storm cleanup presents challenges http://wshu.org/post/winter-storm-cleanup-presents-challenges <p>The Connecticut Department of Transportation says the winds that have come along with the winter storm have made it difficult to plow the roads through the morning hours. The DOT says cold temperatures have also limit the effectiveness of snow-melting chemicals applied to roads.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:54:02 +0000 Dan Katz 10779 at http://wshu.org Winter storm cleanup presents challenges Conn. DOT: $3 billion in upgrades needed for Metro-North to go faster http://wshu.org/post/conn-dot-3-billion-upgrades-needed-metro-north-go-faster <p></p><p>Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says it would cost at least $3 billion to upgrade infrastructure needed before trains on Metro-North railroad can go faster.&nbsp; Politicians and business leaders argue the investment would help the state's economy and ease traffic woes.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:07:42 +0000 Dan Katz 7399 at http://wshu.org Conn. DOT: $3 billion in upgrades needed for Metro-North to go faster