Welcome to Along The Lines - a conversation hosted by CTDOT Bureau Chief of Public Transportation Benjamin Limmer as he engages the community and fellow transportation advocates to discuss how public transportation impacts your daily life in Connecticut. Join in as Ben and special guests explore current issues impacting travel across the state, and the future of Connecticut’s transportation system.
Episode 37: Token Transit
Technology has had a transformative impact on public transit. It has changed how we navigate our cities from bus systems, to planning strategies, and fare payment methods. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has recently implemented Token Transit – the app that's changing the game for CTtransit riders with smartphone-based fare payments.
Join host Ben Limmer with expert guests: Tamara Lima, Chief Customer Officer at Token Transit, and Tricia Chastanet, Transportation Supervising Planner at the CTDOT. Tune in to discover how public transit is more convenient and accessible than ever before!
Episode 36: Introducing Benjamin Limmer
Welcome back, listeners! Get ready for an exciting return of "Along the Lines" as we introduce our new host, Benjamin Limmer, Public Transportation Bureau Chief at the CTDOT. In this episode, we'll dive into Ben's inspiring vision for a sustainable, innovative, and collaborative transit future in CT. Join us in giving a warm welcome to Ben and discover the ambitious goals that lie along the lines of Connecticut's transportation systems.
Episode 35: Customer Experience Action Plan
Earlier this year, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) initiated the Customer Experience Action Plan as a way to collect customer feedback and input regarding future programs, policies, and investments to improve public transportation in Connecticut.
Tune in to this new episode and join guest host Alicia Gonzalez, CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti, and CTDOT Transportation Supervising Planner Alicia Leite to hear how the Customer Experience Action Plan will be used to benefit the state.
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.
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.