Sierra Club Of Connecticut Joins Opposition To New Britain Busway Proposal

Apr 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Busway, Environmental Justice, Transportation

HARTFORD — — With the New Britain busway proposal perhaps just a month away from landing a $220 million federal grant, a prominent environmental group on Thursday joined opponents who want to scuttle the plan.

“This busway isn't simply a waste of resources, it would be a transportation tragedy,” Molly McKay, a representative of the Sierra Club of Connecticut, said Thursday. “It is a continuation of the environmental and economic injustice inflicted by the highway lobby on this country for a century.”

via Sierra Club Of Connecticut Joins Opposition To New Britain Busway Proposal – Hartford Courant.

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One Comment to “Sierra Club Of Connecticut Joins Opposition To New Britain Busway Proposal”

  1. Ed Sax says:

    Concerning the New Britain Busway, I agree with Molly McKay, but suggest an alternate form of passenger service called PRT that would not only be much quicker than busway, but allow room for the railroad as well.

    PRT emissions-free electric 4-passenger walk-in wheelchair-accessible cabs run on overhead track a fraction of busway corridor width.

    For its passenger(s)there is normally a cab waiting to be boarded for non-stop service to the selected station.

    Is PRT for real? At Heathrow airport in Great Britain, 24 hour PRT service is available between one terminal and its parking lot, and is expected to replace the buses in all of them.

    For Hartford, PRT, originally a New England concept, would not only make sense for air quality but also be a way to implement the city’s Greenberg plan with its peripheral parking and pedestrian spaces.

    Ed Sax (Member of ATRA)

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