Connecticut

December 12, 2012, 11am PST
With two major transit lines in the pipeline, and several billion dollars of road, bridge, and transit repair and replacement projects planned for the future, Connecticut officials are counting on transit-oriented development to help raise revenue.
The Hartford Courant
July 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
A target of 1950s urban renewal, New Haven is looking to rewrite renewal's wrongs by re-connecting the Hill neighborhood with downtown via a highway cap project. Critics complain the project doesn't go far enough to heal the area's historic wounds.
The New York Times
May 17, 2012, 8am PDT
"We should not let the lame be the enemy of the perfectly adequate," says one critic of the New Haven mayor's proposal.
Better! Cities & Towns
November 29, 2011, 1pm PST
According to Yonah Freemark, the FTA announced that with a "New Starts grant," the 9.4-mile bus rapid transit line that has been under consideration since the late 90's, has finally secured funds to complete the project.
the transport politic
November 27, 2011, 11am PST
Diana Balmori of Balmori Associates recently completed her work on a nine-mile long linear park along an old railroad line in Connecticut. The Awl presents an excerpt of her 2010 book <em>A Landscape Manifesto.</em>
The Awl
October 10, 2011, 10am PDT
A prefab steel home built in 1933 on the campus of Connecticut College as a futuristic "home of tomorrow". Today, although covered in rust, it is still standing and being prepped for historic preservation.
CBS Connecticut
September 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Developers in Windsor, Connecticut are transforming a brownfield site into a $1 billion housing project, in the core of its corporate office center.
The New York Times
August 22, 2011, 10am PDT
Last week, the Federal Highway Administration awarded discretionary highway grants in what could be among the last expenditures before the Sept. 30 expiration of the gas tax. Included were $8m for Value Pricing Pilot Program projects in 5 states.
FHWA Press Release
March 4, 2011, 8am PST
Cities across the country are beginning to realize the mistakes they made years ago dividing their downtowns with urban highways. The city of New Haven has decided to do something about it.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 21, 2010, 10am PDT
The second round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds were announced Oct. 20. Awards amounting to $600 million will go to 75 projects, including three highway teardowns.
Grist
October 1, 2010, 9am PDT
It's needed, it's not that expensive, and it's doable. But there's one little problem in New Haven's new streetcar plan.
New Urban Network
September 22, 2010, 12pm PDT
Overall, this $220 million project will be "one of the most ambitious public/private initiatives" in Connecticut.
New Urban Network
September 16, 2010, 10am PDT
In Hartford, Connecticut, a former department store that locals call "butt-ugly" is being demolished. Delays in its destruction had come to symbolize all that is wrong with Hartford politics, says Josh Goodman of Governing.
Governing Magazine
August 20, 2010, 5am PDT
More capacity for the same cost is the case with double-decker commuter cars -- if they can fit into tunnels, that is. Bi-level train were once more common in the commuter trains serving NYC. However, these cars can have their own disadvantages.
The New York Times - N.Y/Region
August 14, 2010, 7am PDT
As reported earlier this year on Planetizen, the bar cars on Metro-North Railroad's Connecticut trains: train cars were hitting retirement age, and it looked like no replacements were coming for the pubs on wheels. But wait- there's hope yet!
The Wall St. Journal
Feature
May 17, 2010, 9am PDT
When we think of sprawl, we usually picture suburban life. But inner cities also took on the character of sprawl when freeways came in and were buildings torn down, say Christopher T. McCahill and Norman Garrick.
Norman Garrick
January 8, 2010, 5am PST
This article looks at how a Connecticut journalist used the online nuisance reporting tool SeeClickFix to get locals involved in his newspaper's newsgathering and storytelling.
The New York Times
January 4, 2010, 6am PST
New London, Connecticut was dealt a major blow when pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced plans to pack up and leave the heavily city-subsidized building New London had lured the company with. Bill Fulton looks at the impact of the move.
Governing
November 15, 2009, 5am PST
Drugmaker Pfizer has announced plans to move offices and 1,400 employees out of New London, Connecticut, where it had ignited a heated debate over eminent domain that spawned the landmark Kelo v. New London Supreme Court case. Locals are not happy.
The New York Times
November 13, 2009, 2pm PST
The 2005 Supreme Court decision on Kelo v. New London was a landmark in eminent domain law, paving the way for Pfizer to develop there. Four years later, Pfizer is pulling up stakes.
The Hartford Courant