Busway Battle Appears Headed To Final Rounds

Feb 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Busway, Transportation

‘In two months we could have 900 people working,’ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is faced with his first major transportation policy decision: After a dozen years of planning, should the state proceed with its first true rapid-transit project, a $570 million Hartford-to-New Britain busway?

With a press conference today, environmentalists, regional planners, and business and labor representatives stepped up efforts to nudge Malloy to give his OK for a busway already approved for major federal funding.

Read more here: Malloy being pressed to OK his first mass transit project | The Connecticut Mirror.


The busway project to run between New Britain and Hartford received $90 million in President Barrack’s proposed 2011 and 2012 federal budgets, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday afternoon.

The busway is among 11 projects approved for funding Tuesday that were recommended in previous years, but left waiting for the money to move forward. Obama’s entire transportation budget includes $3.2 billion for 28 transit construction projects across the nation.

Read more here: Obama budgets $573M busway | Hartford Business.


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