Rep. Petit to Host Plainville Coffee Hour with Senator Martin

Posted on November 14, 2018 by admin


Hartford –  State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-Plainville) has announced an upcoming opportunity to join he and Sen. Henri Martin for coffee and conversation on Tuesday, November 20 at Bolo Bakery & Cafe (33 Whiting Street, Plainville) from 8am – 9am.

Residents are invited to join their legislators as they discuss the latest updates from the State Capitol and answer questions. 

The event is free and open to residents. Coffee will be served.

Anyone unable to attend but wishing to contact Rep. Petit to discuss a state or local issue may call 800-842-1423 or email



CTDOT Announces New CTrail Hartford Line Schedule Effective Monday, 11/12

Posted on November 9, 2018 by admin


Schedule refinements allow for additional service to Springfield and weekday connecting service arriving in New York City before 9 a.m.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced that a new CTrail Hartford Line schedule will go into effect on Monday, November 12, 2018. The new Hartford Line schedule is not drastically different than the previous schedule, but does feature refinements that will provide more service between Hartford and Springfield as well as connecting New Haven Line service on Metro-North that arrives in New York City before 9 a.m.

The new schedule also covers operations during the upcoming holidays. Hartford Line trains will operate every day, but using a Saturday or Sunday schedule when the holiday (including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Day this year) falls on a weekday. Riders planning travel during these timeframes should visit for the exact schedule.

Improvement in the new schedule came as a result of the completed installation of a second track between Hartford and Windsor, as well as schedule adjustments by Metro-North and Amtrak regional service.

The second track allows trains operating north of Hartford to pass each other quickly and efficiently, providing additional rail capacity and increasing reliability. Two sets of track now run the length of the Hartford Line corridor from New Haven to Windsor, except for a small portion of single track near Hartford’s Union Station which will be completed as part of the I-84 Hartford Project.

“The new Hartford Line schedule includes an additional trip extended to Springfield every day. We will now offer 2 4 daily weekday trips between Hartford and Springfield,” stated CTDOT Commissioner James Redeker. “Less than six months after the launch of the Hartford Line, we have increased service on the line and are closer to reaching the 2030 vision of rail passenger service in New England.”

The 2030 vision for the Hartford Line includes 50 trains per day between New Haven and Springfield, as well as new stations in North Haven, Newington, West Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks, and Enfield.

The new schedule can be viewed at (direct link to new schedule on the HL website). Hard copies of the schedule are available at all train stations along the Hartford Line corridor.

CT DOT: Nighttime Micro Milling on I-84 Westbound in Plainville

Posted on November 9, 2018 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime micro milling project will be performed on a 0.2-mile segment of I-84 westbound in Plainville on Sunday, November 11, 2018.


Motorists can expect lane closures on I-84 westbound in Plainville in the vicinity of Exit 33 (Route 72 West Bristol).  Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone.  The regular work schedule for this project is 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Sunday).

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.