Real mass transit rots as busway cranks up — Chris Powell opinion

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: General

Until recently hardly anyone in Connecticut might have thought that the state’s most compelling transportation need was a 9-mile bus highway between Hartford and New Britain, whose downtowns have commercial vacancy rates above 20 percent. But Governor Malloy officiated the other day at the groundbreaking for the project, whose cost is estimated at $567 million, state government contributing $112 million, the federal government the rest. Annual operating subsidies for the likely white elephant will be in the millions.

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