Busway opponents booed as Malloy defends project

May 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Top Story

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is defending the proposed 9.4-mile, buses-only corridor between New Britain and Hartford, calling it an important project that will help to address future traffic problems.

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Opponents of the 9.4-mile New Britain-to-Hartford busway rallied at the Legislative Office Building Wednesday morning where they were booed by dozens of construction workers who support the nearly $570 million project.

Republican lawmakers such as Rep. Whit Betts of Bristol and Sen. Joseph Markley of Southington continued to argue against the busway, saying they would rather see the millions of dollars spent on repairing existing highways and bridges.

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The proposed busway route.

Governor Malloy defended the proposed New Britain to Hartford busway as an important project for the future of the state.

Opponents of the New Britain to Hartford busway project are now calling it Malloy’s Folly, but unemployed construction workers call it a major jobs plan.

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4 Comments to “Busway opponents booed as Malloy defends project”

  1. Alfredo Reyes says:

    Maybe next time they should throw rocks or something.

  2. Jim Newberry says:

    For those promoting a better solution: Why not change this form of “concrete and asphalt thinking” into one of Sustainable Rail. Instead of more antiquated pavement and internal combustion, rubber tired buses, it would seem that for a half billion dollars the state could encourage the development of a super-efficient, self-powered streetcar rail transport platform (no electric distribution required). This strategy would use a host of available clean electric drive and clean source power technologies, some of which CT companies are already leaders of.

    Help America get back on track by putting America back on track.

    If such a project (for self-powered green energy streetcars) were successful, there might even be a significant international market for such a transit vehicle platform. This is especially so since most of the world population lives in urban environments and are looking for green transport solutions.

  3. Frank says:

    Fact is the construction workers would have a job either way. What’s more important is the busway is the least viable means of commuting from the environmental viewpoint. Local rail service should have been chosen and that, too, would provide jobs. But, in the end, you’d have a more environmentally conscientious and efficient commuter transport loop.

  4. Alice says:

    Chances are, many of these “construction workers” are Republicans and Tea Partiers who run around calling anything funded by the government a form a socialism…. except when it puts money in their own pockets. A monumentally stupid plan.

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