Connecticut state senator targets bus-only corridor plan

Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Busway, Transportation

An opponent of a proposed $573 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain said Monday he is optimistic that the project will be killed because full funding has yet to be approved.

Republican state Sen. Joe Markley of Southington, attending a public hearing Monday, lobbied against the nine-mile busway that state transportation officials say would reduce congestion along Interstate 84, cut pollution and improve transit time.

Read more here: Connecticut state senator targets bus-only corridor plan- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

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One Comment to “Connecticut state senator targets bus-only corridor plan”

  1. Lynne Shapiro says:

    First, the money should go to reestablishing the rail line between Waterbury and Hartford. Second, the bonding debt for any transit construction project for union campaign contributions, takes away funds for transit operations to keep buses on that route or any. Third, the same transit management conglomerate–First Transit of Cleveland dba CTTransit in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, New Britain under a 35+ rubber stamped unsupervised contract with ConnDOT–would operate the bus line with unskilled personnel who still cannot, for example, coordinate buses in New Haven with Metro-North commuter trains. Fourth, one co-chair of the Connecticut General Assembly Transportation Committee runs a highway/road construction company in that area.

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