Archive for August, 2008

New commuting options for Shoreliners …

Breaking news: New Weekend & Holiday Service from Old Saybrook to New Haven Now Operating Year-Round on Shore Line East!

More breaking news: New Late Night Train Leaving New Haven at 10:05 P.M. Every Day

The Connecticut Department of Transportation began weekend and holiday rail service on Shore Line East (SLE) Friday, the 4th of July, 2008 and throughout the weekend.

The initial weekend rail schedule includes four westbound trains to New Haven from early morning to early afternoon, and five east bound trains from mid-afternoon to late evening.

SLE will operate year-round weekend service between New haven’s Union Station and Old Saybrook. The weekend service provides a full compliment of trains in each direction, more than the initial holiday weekend service in 2007.

The new weekend rail service includes:

  • More frequent trains stopping in Old Saybrook, Guilford, State Street and Union Stations in New Haven throughout the day.
  • Branford Station will have only three westbound trains to New Haven due to scheduling limitation. The last morning train westbound departing from Branford to New Haven at 11:24 a.m.
  • Late evening train to operate every day from Union Station in New Haven departing at 10:05 p.m. The new service will allow customers to depart from New York’s Grand Central Terminal (GCT) at 8:07 p.m. to connect in New Haven at 10:05 p.m.
  • Children under 12 will ride free with a fare-paying adult on Shore Line East. Reduce fares for children apply to New Haven Line.
  • Parking is free at all Shore Line East stations. Union Station, New Haven garage is fee parking.
  • Additional rail service is available on the New Haven Line to locations west of New Haven.

For train schedules and ticket information visit the Metropolitan Transporation Authority

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Yale Environment 360

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale University introduced Yale Environment 360, an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues.

Hosting a Sustainable Event

The Yale Sustainable Food Project recently released, Hosting a Sustainable Event: Resources a 28 page booklet with a checklist, ideas, options, and a contact list ranging from 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable plates, bowls, cups and straws to local farmers.

The Yale Office of Sustainability has gathered a complimentary list of Sustainable Event Guidelines on its website.

Now we can eat, drink, be merry and green.