23 episodes

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.

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

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 23: Climate Change and Resiliency

    Episode 23: Climate Change and Resiliency

    In Connecticut, 38% of all greenhouse gases come from transportation! Our everyday choices of how we travel around the state have a lasting impact on the climate where we live, work and play.

    In this episode of Along the Lines, join host Rich Andreski and his guests from the CTDOT and CIRCA as they discuss the importance of green commuting options, and how they are dedicated to making our vital public transportation systems more resilient to climate change.

    • 34 min
    Episode 22: Auld Lang Syne -- Year-End Review

    Episode 22: Auld Lang Syne -- Year-End Review

    2021 was yet another year of uncertainty and change! But more importantly, it was a year of continued adaptation and ultimate growth. Essential workers such as our bus drivers and train conductors, continued to preserve, vaccines became readily available, and public transportation ridership numbers grew.

    In this episode of Along the Lines host Rich Andreski reflects on the accomplishments from the past year and welcomes the new year with exciting goals and plans. Here’s to a banner year in 2022!

    • 8 min
    Episode 21: Mobility in Southeastern CT

    Episode 21: Mobility in Southeastern CT

    From Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, to Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos and resorts, and the picturesque beaches of the Long Island Sound, there’s no denying that Southeastern CT is filled with historic and world-class tourist attractions that draw millions of visitors from near and far each year.

    Tune in as host Rich Andreski speaks with two guests about the importance of public transportation in the area and how it supports the region’s tourism industry and the growing population.

    • 30 min
    Episode 20: Accessible Transportation- ADA and Paratransit

    Episode 20: Accessible Transportation- ADA and Paratransit

    Finding transportation options can seem overwhelming for our fellow citizens who are restricted by age, mobility issues, or cognitive and physical disabilities. However, with the services of Mobility Management as identified in The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, these individuals are provided assistance in navigating their way to accessible transportation.

    In this episode, join host Rich Andreski as he speaks with his three guests who work at the Kennedy Center in disability services.

    • 30 min
    Episode 19: Downtown Crossing

    Episode 19: Downtown Crossing

    In 1959, the lively neighborhoods of New Haven, CT were disrupted and separated by the development of the Route 34 expressway. After nearly half a century, they will be reconnected through the Downtown Crossing project. This project will make the city safer, more accessible for pedestrians, and restore the urban street environment bringing economic opportunities to New Haven residents.

    In this episode, join Rich Andreski with two guests who oversee the Downtown Crossing project.

    • 30 min
    Episode 18: CT Ferry System

    Episode 18: CT Ferry System

    Connecticut has the nation’s oldest continuously operating ferry service. Since the 1700s, the Connecticut State Ferry system has moved goods, passengers, bikes, and now cars across the Connecticut River. Today people use the ferries as part of their commute, but they play an important role in tourism and economic development in the region.

    Tune in to this new episode of Along the Lines and join Rich Andreski and Master Captain John Marshall to learn more about travel on the Connecticut River.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Rail Warrior ,

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.

rail rider31 ,

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!

russ86!? ,

Insightful and refreshing

It was really insightful and refreshing to hear about all of the neat things CT is doing.

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