New Haven: Transportation
Approaching the City
Tweed-New Haven Airport is the fastest growing satellite airport in the Northeast, and in 2005 was named Regional Airport of the Year by the Regional Airline Association. Located less than 10 minutes from downtown New Haven, it offers service to Philadelphia through Delta Connect and Cincinnati through U.S. Airways; from these airports New Haven air travelers can go virtually anywhere in the world. As of 2005 the airport was in negotiations to bring nonstop service to Detroit via Northwest Airlines. The airport expected to board 61,000 passengers in 2005.
New Haven's Union Station is one of Amtrak's busiest terminals in the country and provides service to Boston, Washington, D.C., and beyond; Metro-North also provides commuter service for approximately 25,000 passengers traveling the New York City/Connecticut corridor each day. A $1.2 billion plan to upgrade rail service between New Haven and Boston has cut travel time to New York City to an hour and to Boston to two hours.
Ferry service to Port Jefferson, New York runs out of nearby Bridgeport, CT.
Interstates 91 and 95, major north/south and east/west corridors, intersect in New Haven. U.S. Routes 1,5, and the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway and Connecticut Route 34 all have exits and entrances in New Haven. Every major city in the northeast is within one day's drive from New Haven.
Traveling in the City
New Haven was one of the first cities in the country to benefit from urban planning. Its streets are laid out in a grid pattern of nine squares with the historic Green in the center. Bus service is offered within the city and to the suburbs via CT Transit. To relieve commuter traffic on the highways, a park-and-ride service is provided to suburbanites working in the city of New Haven.
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