Busway cash pipeline headed to Bay State

Aug 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Busway, Transportation

NEW BRITAIN — Looking to put on a major show of public approval, supporters of the Hartford-New Britain busway are campaigning for a big turnout when state officials give a public update about the project Thursday evening.

“This bus rapid transit project will help relieve congestion on our most crowded highway, reduce pollution and oil consumption and encourage more people to opt for public transit,” said Lori Brown, executive director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

Read more here: Hartford-New Britain Busway Plan To Be Reviewed Thursday Night At Public Event – Courant.com.

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State Rep. Frank Nicastro is voicing his frustrations after one of the first contracts relating to the New Britain-Hartford Busway was awarded to a Massachusetts company.

Ludlow Construction Co. was awarded a $3.9 million contract to replace a large water main so a new bridge can be erected at Flatbush Avenue in West Hartford, the New Britain Herald reports. The bridge would cross both the busway route and adjacent Amtrak tracks.

Read more here: Out-of-State Busway Contract Angers Local Lawmaker | NBC Connecticut.

The New Britain Herald reports that the first of many contracts for the Hartford-New Britain Busway project has been let, and it went to a Massachusetts company:

Massachusetts-based Ludlow Construction Co. was awarded a $3.9 million contract to replace a large water main so a new bridge can be erected at Flatbush Avenue in West Hartford that would cross both the Busway route and adjacent Amtrak tracks.

Visit www.blockthebus.com for information on the campaign to put a stop to this mass-transit madness.

Read more here: Worth Reading » Cash pipeline to Bay State.

 

 

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