Connecticut in Motion
"Connecticut in Motion: How Transportation Has Shaped Our State." This overview of 400 years of transportation developments in Connecticut, from the colonial era through the present day, focuses on the privately owned railroads and trollies of the nineteenth century and the publicly operated interstate and express highways of the twentieth. Special attention will be paid to the past fifty years, during which time all transportation modes have been under the control of two government agencies, the Connecticut and United States Departments of Transportation. Presenter Richard DeLuca will address three basic questions: How did we get here? What are the current issues? How do we pay for it all?
Richard DeLuca is a writer and former civil engineer who worked in the transportation field for ten years as a state highway planner and regional transportation planner. The first volume of his two-volume series on transportation in Connecticut, Post Roads and Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2011.
Please register online.
At 1 pm on March 9, we will email you a link to join the Zoom meeting.
Simply use your computer, phone, or tablet to join in the program by following this Zoom link. Zoom will automatically download to your device.
Funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)