Roundup: Subway, Stupid Drivers, More

Westport’s Subway station — er, restaurant — is closed.

But not permanently.

Workers yesterday began dismantling the interior of the local outpost of the biggest fast-food chain in the world (44,000 locations, 112 countries).

According to the guy dumping sheetrock, the sandwich shop will relocate soon diagonally across the street.

He waved vaguely in the direction of … the spot Subway originally occupied, before moving to where it is (or was) most recently.

We’ll try to get a definite answer soon. (Hat tip: Amy Schneider)

No sandwiches for sale yesterday.

Westport’s Plastic Pollution Project is a model for many communities.

Future Frogmen — the environmental action and education organization — just posted a podcast about it. It features RTM member Andrew Colabella, a driving force behind the initiative. Click here to hear.

The warning signs are pretty clear: There’s a low bridge ahead.

But all too often, drivers on Compo Road South think they don’t need to heed the “Low Bridge” warning signs.

It happened again yesterday morning.

(Photo/Jeff Wieser)

No one has yet come up with a solution for people who think they are exempt from the laws of physics. If you’ve got one, click “Comments” below.

And finally … in honor of all those truckers who do manage to make it without a mishap:

9 responses to “Roundup: Subway, Stupid Drivers, More

  1. Amazon! If you listen to Bezos, he has the technology to deliver goods by drone. In truth, he doesn’t even have the technology to route his trucks onto the right roads. And the real truth: most of those trucks aren’t even HIS trucks, they’re contractors using the AMZN brand.

  2. Storrow Drive, every year, the weekend prior to Labor Day. Like death & taxes.

  3. My man, Taj Mahal.

  4. Actually, there is a “sort of” solution. Both Rt. 53 in Bethel and Lake Ave. in Danbury have similar low bridges which were hit regularly. Warning systems were installed. Electric eyes on poles were positioned at just below the height of the bridges. Large signs with bright flashing lights were installed on the bridges. Signs on the poles displayed the warning that if the lights on the bridge sign flashed, you were too high to pass. It has cut the collision problem quite a bit. It does not deter some who are let us say, not quite aware, but hey…..

  5. Eric

    They were probably in a hurry to double park at Starbucks.

  6. I now go to the end of your posts first to see what old musical memory you’ve chosen. This one was poignant and full of memories for me. Saw Taj many times in Philly area where we moved after Westport.

  7. Leslie Gransberry

    Subway is moving to the shopping center next to the diner
    where Rings End is located, according to one of the owners.
    But they won’t be opening for a few months since they have
    to get all the proper permits.

  8. Edward Bonaham

    Great post!

    Gathering that Subway is moving, no big deal.

    People can’t read bridge heights posted and do not know their own vehicle heights, big deal.

    And listening to the wonderful interview of RTM Member Andrew Colabella talk about his steadfast research and work to get a unanimous vote is certainly a HUGE DEAL!

    Big fan of his work and always so pleasant to speak to, even if he’s not in my direct district, unlike the woman who did try to steal his ordinance who lives just down the street from me, I’m not surprised.

    • Gayle Reinhardt

      Single-use plastics usage is atrocious throughout the country. Everywhere I go, it’s everywhere! I don’t remember when it started to get so bad.

      Happy to see this young man lead with such integrity and pride for his community by also educating the youth visiting elementary schools to discuss his efforts.

      I’m perplexed by how that woman who stole his ordinance and in a jealous fit of rage send out an entire email chain picking on Andrew in his efforts, is still serving on Conservation Commission!