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State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State DOT Commissioner To Head Northeast Rail Strategy Commission

James Redeker, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation, is the new chairman of an organization created by Congress to come up with a long-term investment strategy for rail throughout the Northeast corridor.

06/10/2013

Air Traffic Control Tower (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Smaller Airport Towers Will Remain Open

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers — sox of them in Connecticut — as a result of legislation passed by Congress, according to officials involved in negotiations on the bill.

04/30/2013

(Emmanuel Dunard/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhunt Affects Transportation In Region

Mass transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday as police conducted a massive manhunt for a suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.

04/19/2013

Bradley Airport

Weather Cancellations Reported

Some flights bound for Bradley International Airport have been canceled due to bad weather in the nation’s mid-section. Airport spokesman John Wallace says ten flights have been canceled.  A big snow storm tracking east is […]

03/05/2013

Route 11 created from Route 4 template

Committee To Hear Toll Arguments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are considering a number of bills that would reinstitute highway tolls. The General Assembly’s Transportation Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Monday to hear testimony on various proposals […]

02/23/2013

File image of a law enforcement officer with a confiscated weapon.   (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Gun Parts Found In Stuffed Animals At RI Airport

Federal transportation officials said Tuesday they found gun components and ammunition hidden inside stuffed animals — including a Mickey Mouse — carried by a passenger at Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport on Monday, and that the incident was related to a domestic disagreement.

05/08/2012

Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

$51 Million In Irene Aid Headed For State

Connecticut has received $51 million in federal money to help repair roads that were damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the rare October snowstorm.

01/05/2012

Slippery Conditions sign

Jury Rules Against DOT In Black-Ice Accident

A jury has awarded $1.6 million to a Thomaston man who sued the state Department of Transportation over injuries he suffered in a 2007 accident on an icy road.

12/23/2011

Merritt Parkway (ConnDOTPhoto)

DOT To Study Trail Along Merritt Parkway

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is beginning to study whether a multi-use trail along the Merritt Parkway, stretching from Greenwich to Stratford, is feasible.

11/24/2011

Torrey Life Sciences Building (Courtesy University of Connecticut)

UConn Students Can Check Out Bicycles From Library

University of Connecticut students can now check out bicycles from the campus library.

10/08/2011

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