CTLCV Says ‘Unlikely Allies Unite for New Britain-Hartford Busway’; Aug. 11 Public meeting scheduled

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Busway, Transportation

A diverse group of non-traditional allies has banded together to rally for the New Britain-Hartford Busway project, the first bus rapid transit system being built in Connecticut, according to the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

Supporters of the busway project include businesses, developers, labor unions, Central Connecticut State University, environmental organizations, transportation planners and advocates, and neighborhood groups.  The group released this statement in advance of August 11 public information meeting on the busway to be held at 6:30 PM in DiLoreto Hall, CCSU campus, New Britain.

The pro-busway group sees the project as an important first step toward building a 21st century transportation system that will reduce congestion, move people more efficiently and improve our air quality.  Advocates point to this project as an investment in Connecticut’s future that will provide jobs in the short term and long term and spur economic development in the Capital region. The busway will provide important links for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line, Bradley Airport, UConn Health Center, CCSU and the neighborhoods in many cities and towns in the Greater Hartford region.  Transportation planners state that with its flexible design and the ability to meet ridership demand, the busway is the best public transit choice for the region.

In May 2011, many of these same supporters sent a letter to Governor Malloy thanking him for his leadership and continued support of the New Britain-Hartford Busway. In addition to the groups who signed the May 2 letter to Governor Malloy,  a more comprehensive contact list of individuals and organizations that have publicly endorsed the New Britain-Hartford Busway project is below.

Tony Guerrera:  860-240-8585
State Representative, 29th District

Tim O’Brien:  860-240-8500
State Representative, 24th District

Steve Cassano: 860-240-5302
State Senator, 4th District

Pedro E. Segarra: 860.757.9500
Mayor, City of Hartford

Timothy T. Stewart: 860-826-3303
Mayor, City of New Britain

Scott McBride
Deputy Mayor, Town of Newington

Mary Glassman: 860-658-3230
First Selectman, Simsbury

Lyle Wray:  860-522-2217, Ext. 232
Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments

Gerry Amodio: 860-229-0878, cell 860-982-0176
Executive Director, New Britain Downtown District

Lori Brown: 860-236-5442
Executive Director, CT League of Conservation Voters

Karen Burnaska: 203-261-9243
Coordinator, Transit for Connecticut

Tom Colligan:  860-548-1133
Interim Executive Director, CT Coalition for Environmental Justice

Cheryl Dunson: 203-288-7996
President, League of Women Voters of CT

Oz Griebel: 860-729-9282
President, MetroHartford Alliance

Richard Hayes: 860-646-0131
Developer, Hayes Kaufman LLC

David Kooris: 203-356-0390
Vice President, Regional Plan Association

Avner Krohn
President, Jasko Development

Charles LeChonce
Business Manager, CT Laborers District Council

Ryan Lynch: 860-796-6988
Connecticut Coordinator, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Jeffrey Merrow: 860-539-4086
Business Manager, Laborers Local 611\

Jack Miller: 860-832-3006
President, Central Connecticut State University

William F. Millerick: 860-229-1665
President, New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Don Strait: 203-787-0646
Executive Director, CT Fund for the Environment

Mary Tomolonius: 860-693-0368
Executive Director, CT Assoc for Community Transportation

City of Hartford Neighborhood Revitalization Zones:

Bernadine Silvers and Jackie McKinney
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors, Hartford 2000, Inc.

David Corrigan
Chair, Frog Hollow NRZ

Donna Thompson Daniels
President, Blue Hills NRZ

Lynn Ferrari
President, Hartford’s CSS/CON NRZ

Brandon McGee
Vice President, Northeast NRZ

David Morin
Secretary, Parkville Revitalization Association

Tomas Nenortas
Chair, South Downtown NRZ

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One Comment to “CTLCV Says ‘Unlikely Allies Unite for New Britain-Hartford Busway’; Aug. 11 Public meeting scheduled”

  1. Lynne Shapiro says:

    The only people who wouldn’t unite for this construction company donation to politician campaign fund projects are All the people in Southern CT, especially those in Bridgeport who would lose the more preferable train service to Our Capitol Hartford as this road for stigmatized transit uproots a rail right of way.

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