Labor and business join to support Hartford-New Britain busway

Aug 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Busway, Transportation

NEW BRITAIN — With unemployment in the construction trades topping 30 percent, it was easy to round up a crowd Thursday night to stand behind the controversial Hartford-to-New Britain Busway, a $567 million project that could mean 4,100 construction jobs, beginning this fall.

“We are ready to build,” said Jeffrey Merrow, the business manager of Laborers Local 611, offering an easy applause line to burly construction workers, many wearing evidence of a bad economy: shiny hard hats and clean boots. “And the naysayers are just naysaying.”

Read more here: Labor and business join to support Hartford-New Britain busway | The Connecticut Mirror.

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2 Comments to “Labor and business join to support Hartford-New Britain busway”

  1. Lynne Shapiro says:

    The link to see about the mass transit fare increases and service cut-backs (not detailed out on the website yet 10 days before the New Haven hearing) is http://www.ct.gov/dot/farecomments.

  2. Lynne Shapiro says:

    http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/?view.asp?a=1386&q=442328 @ConnDOT: Public Transportation Fare Increases and Service Reductions
    This is IMHO totally and completely crazy given this link to ConnDOT’s announcement of public hearings for mass transit fare increases and service cut-backs especially on CTTransit buses that would traverse the busway Road that would uproot a rail right of way as well. Part of the need for these increases and cut-backs is the bonding debt for such projects that eats up funds from our sales and income taxes.

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