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Greater New Haven
55-Year Union Station Deal Detailed
A proposed new 55-year deal between the city and state would see New Haven stay in control of Union Station for the next half century — along with the development of 600 new parking spaces, an “intermodal center” for bus riders, and improved retail options at the local transit hub, all depending on the availability of state, federal and private funds.

Those details are laid out in three separate documents that the city submitted to the Board of Alders as a communication on Thursday.

The tripartite proposed order includes:

  • A lease, operating and funding agreement between the city and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for the management and operation of New Haven Union Station, State Street Station, and associated parking garages and parking lots. The proposed agreement includes a base term of 35 years with two 10-year options for renewal.
  • A “Capital Partnership Agreement” that lays out the city’s and state’s goals for the redevelopment of the Union Station campus over the next five decades.
  • An agreement between the city and the New Haven Parking Authority that would have the parking authority continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the local transit hub. That parking authority agreement includes a base term of five years, with automatic five-year-term renewals thereafter.
Connecticut Town Equity Reports
Reports featuring disaggregated CT town data on social and economic well-being and equity

This series of reports is designed to inform local-level efforts to improve community well-being and racial equity. These reports disaggregate data from the 2020 Census, American Community Survey microdata files, DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey record-level files, and other federal and state sources to create relevant town-level information that is not typically available from standard public databases.

DataHaven has published a town equity report for all 169 towns in Connecticut. We have also created these reports on request for custom-defined geographic regions, such as agency service areas. Read More
New Haven's Gateway, and UNH expand partnership with programs to help students
Officials with both schools this [Gateway Community College and University of New Haven] week signed an agreement to reinforce the pipeline between them, eliminating barriers for enrollment between the two.

he agreement stipulates that Gateway graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher can conduct a “seamless” transfer of 90 credits to UNH, provided they meet certain degree requirements. Those students also are eligible for up to $24,000 in merit-based transfer scholarships per year.

Although most students seeking a bachelor’s degree would follow a path from the two-year institution to a four-year institution, the agreement also creates a “respite” program that allows for UNH students to enroll at Gateway for one semester with a lighter academic load and lower tuition. Read More
Gateway Community College
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