Welcome to Along The Lines - a conversation hosted by CTDOT Bureau Chief of Public Transportation Rich Andreski as he engages the community and fellow transportation advocates to discuss how public transportation impacts your daily life in Connecticut. Join in as Rich and special guests explore current issues impacting travel across the state, and the future of Connecticut’s transportation system.
Episode 34: Rich Andreski’s Farewell Address
Join Rich Andreski as he hosts his last episode of the Along the Lines podcast. As he reflects on the past 7 years as Bureau Chief of Public Transportation at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Rich discusses the highlights, success, accomplishments, and future plans for the CTDOT. While we must bid farewell to our esteemed host, Along the Lines continues with exciting plans for future episodes. Stay tuned!
Episode 33: New Look - New Haven Union Station
As a major transportation hub for Connecticut, New Haven Union Station is the epicenter of rail connections to New York City, Hartford, New London, Springfield, Boston, Washington, D.C., and points in between. It also welcomes travelers with magnificent architecture, ornate ceilings, and unique designs.
On this episode, Rich Andreski and his guests will discuss the historic agreement that will redevelop New Haven Union Station and surrounding neighborhoods, all to better serve riders.
Episode 32: ParkConneCT Returns - Summer 2022
Summer is right around the corner and the ParkConneCT program has returned for your outdoor adventures! A collaboration with the Connecticut Departments of Transportation (CTDOT) and Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), ParkConneCT will provide safe and reliable transportation to several state parks. Free shuttle connections will be available to access Hammonasset Beach, Silver Sands, Fort Trumbull, Sleeping Giant, Sherwood Island, Osbornedale, and Indian Well State Parks.
On this episode, join special guest host Alicia Gonzalez and her guests to hear how ParkConneCT is providing expanded transportation options to the beautiful state parks of Connecticut this summer.
Episode 31: Reconnecting the City of Hartford
Urban renewal left a legacy of broken neighborhoods in Hartford and other cities. The development of Interstates 91 and 84 allowed for faster transportation into the city but also destroyed neighborhoods and cut the city off from the Connecticut River. Today, programs like iQuilt and the Hartford 400 plan are actively working to reverse this trend and reconnect Hartford’s neighborhoods.
Tune in to Episode 31 with Rich Andreski and his guests to hear how a coalition of organizations work together to reclaim land for new neighborhoods, homes, and businesses in Hartford.
Episode 30: Waterbury Line Improvements
Waterbury is a significant hub for Connecticut’s rail network. The Waterbury Line connects people in Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley to New Haven, New York and all points in-between. The recently upgraded Waterbury Line boasts many features that improve operations and our customers’ experience.
Join Rich Andreski and guests from the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and the CTDOT Office of Rails to hear about the exciting improvements made to the Waterbury Line.
Episode 28: Transit & Jobs - Getting to Work in CT
Public transportation connects our communities in many ways, especially for job seekers and those entering the workforce. As Connecticut’s economy continues to develop and companies are looking to fill open positions, it is critical that our transportation systems are up-to-date and are aligned to meet our rider’s needs.
Tune in to this episode to hear Rich Andreski and his guests discuss the importance of frequent and reliable public transportation in order to support the workforce of Connecticut.
Great coverage of important transit news
Kudos to CDOT for starting this timely communications to riders. It’s great to hear the people who make the decisions at the agency explain their work in greater depth.
Along the Lines - Episode 1
This is a very interesting program. Gives some good insights into the workings of Connecticut’s public transit system during COVID-19. Great job!
Insightful and refreshing
It was really insightful and refreshing to hear about all of the neat things CT is doing.