Busway Opponents Hijack Tolling Bill | CT News Junkie

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Busway, Transportation

Sen. Andrew Maynard, proponent of a bill to put tolls on Route 11, said he felt like he was trapped on the bus from the movie “Speed” after discussion of his bill was hijacked by a debate on the New Britain-to-Hartford busway project.

Maynard referenced a 1994 film in which Keanu Reeves is trapped on a bomb-rigged bus that can’t slow down. But Thursday’s hijacking occurred when Sen. Joe Markley attempted to actually stop buses.

Markley, a vocal opponent of the project to build a high-speed bus route alongside abandoned railroad tracks, attempted to tack an amendment onto the Route 11 bill aimed at scrapping the project.

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