Posts Tagged ‘ busway ’

Meetings planned to update public on Connecticut busway project

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

A series of meetings are planned to update the public about Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system scheduled to begin operations early next year. For more on this story, visit: Meetings planned to update public on Connecticut busway project | The New Haven Register .



Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
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The state is budgeting about $3 million, 80 percent of which comes from the federal government, for an 18- to 24-month marketing effort on radio, billboards, movie theater ads, and the Internet.



Conn. transit officials say $567 million bus-only corridor on budget, on time for 2015 open

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

Connecticut transportation officials have told state legislators that a $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain is on budget and on time. For more on this story, visit: Conn. transit officials say $567 million bus-only corridor on budget, on time for 2015 open (2/19/14 12:57 pm).



State seeking ticket vending operator for busway

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is seeking a firm to provide a ticket vending machine system for CTfastrak, the planned bus-only corridor being built between Hartford and New Britain. For more on this story, visit: State seeking ticket vending operator for busway – WFSB 3 Connecticut.



Downtown businesses say busway will create parking problems

Aug 31st, 2013 | By

There is a bus lane on Asylum Street in the Capital City that is expected to be part of the Connecticut Fasttrack Busway and that bustling street right in the heart of downtown Hartford.



Tom Condon takes a ride down the route of the New Britain-Hartford busway

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

I’ve seen the future — I hope. I’ve been on the busway. By Tom Condon …. At the invitation of some folks from the state Department of Transportation, I took a ride (in a sturdy SUV) along much of the Hartford — New Britain busway route. If you are new to the area, the busway,

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Groundhogs Displaced by Busway Moved from Cemetery

Aug 18th, 2013 | By

Fairview Cemetery in New Britain has long been home to groundhogs, but now that the “CT Fastrak” busway is under construction in the graveyard, the project — run by the state — has agreed to reimburse the city government for a trap and release program. CT Fastrak is a $567 million plan to build a

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New Britain Gets $500,000 State Development Grant

Jul 27th, 2013 | By

With the busway scheduled to start operations in a year and a half, the state is giving the city $500,000 to plan downtown redevelopment to take advantage of economic growth possibilities.



New Britain/Waterbury busway being considered

Jul 7th, 2013 | By
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Among the options under consideration for improving transportation in Central Connecticut is a second busway that would run between New Britain and Waterbury.



Hartford Pulls Out Of Flower Street Busway Fight

May 9th, 2013 | By

In an abrupt reversal, the city has dropped all opposition to closing Flower Street to accommodate the New-Britain-to-Hartford busway. Mayor Pedro Segarra’s decision came after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations between city officials and aides to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is committed to drive the busway to completion by early 2015. For more on this

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State Seeks Ideas For Busway Service, Schedule

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

The DOT has scheduled two meetings in early March to hear from commuters, shoppers, college students and other prospective riders about the sort of service they want. For more on this story, visit: State Seeks Ideas For Busway Service, Schedule – Courant.com.



Commissioner optimistic about Fastrak busway

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
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It might not sway detractors, but at least the Connecticut “Fastrak” busway connecting Hartford and New Britain is on time and on budget so far.



Busway Critic: Maine Project Shows

Nov 10th, 2012 | By

When Amtrak trains started running the extended Downeaster route in Maine on Nov. 1, Connecticut transportation planners should have recognized the message, Michael Nicastro said. “This was the project we said they should have done instead of the busway for a lot less money, and nobody listened,” said Nicastro, president of the Bristol-based Central Connecticut

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Hartford Busway Remains Controversial and Unknown

Nov 10th, 2012 | By

Despite heavy criticism, the controversial $567 million plan to build a 9.4-mile New Britain to Hartford busway project, CT Fastrak, is moving ahead at full speed. State officials promise the busway will transform the way thousands of Hartford-area residents and students commute to work and school, including Central Connecticut State University. However, the NBC Connecticut

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As CTfastrak Construction Begins In Hartford, Capitol Area Traffic Hits The Slow Track

Oct 6th, 2012 | By

Thousands of insurance and state employees in the Capitol area can expect longer rush-hour delays and a lot of extra company in the next year or so as the state rebuilds the Broad Street bridge as part of the CTfastrak busway construction. The bridge, leading to a key eastbound ramp to I-84, is usually a

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Capitol Connection: The future of public transportation in Connecticut

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

From the office of State Sen. KEVIN WITKOS Reading the news lately, there has been an increased focus on the future of public transportation in our state. From the now infamous New Britain-to-Hartford busway to new plans for high-speed rail, these issues are important public policy decisions that will affect all of us — commuters

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Anyone wanna buy a ‘unique’ state bus? – Opinion

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

By State Sen. ROB KANEYou know those buses which will soon be traveling along the $1,000-an-inch New Britain to Hartford busway? I have seen their future. In New York, Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to hold a “fire sale” of unused trains purchased by the state as part of a failed high-speed rail

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CT News Junkie | Busway Construction Underway

Aug 15th, 2012 | By

At a West Hartford construction site Monday Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said contractors are working on extended hours and using creative techniques to ensure the New Britain-Hartford busway is completed on time and within its budget. Redeker gave reporters a tour of the construction at what will become the Flatbush Avenue Station—one of

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Markley: Busway Construction Too Close To Fairview Cemetery – Courant.com

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

Gesturing toward the path that busway construction crews cleared through the center of Fairview Cemetery, Sen. Joe Markley said Friday he’s more convinced than ever that the project is a mistake. “We know we’re wasting money, we know we’re creating an eyesore and disrupting people’s lives. Now we see that it even interferes with the

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Busway’s Promise Shown In Cleveland

Jul 11th, 2012 | By

In the past few years, however, Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue, which was decimated by the social unrest and acute disinvestment of the 1960s, has experienced an improbable rebirth thanks to its new bus rapid transit system.