Three Republican state legislators are proposing a bill to stop the New-Britain-to-Hartford busway, and a Democratic lawmaker is sponsoring a measure to cap its budget at its current estimated cost, $567 million.
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The Connecticut DEEP today issued a proposed final decision recommending the issuance of an inland wetlands and watercourses permit to the Connecticut DOT required for the construction of the New Britain to Hartford busway. The proposed final decision can be accessed on the DEEP web site. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.
An out-of-state contractor will secure the largest contract for the Hartford-New Britain Busway, a $567-million project launched, in part, to create Connecticut jobs.
Scattershot planning, false savings and neglect have eroded the infrastructure for years, but that’s not happening any longer, Malloy said in an interview with The Hartford Courant.
A $600 million busway from New Britain to Hartford? Will you ever use it? Well, you the taxpayer paid for that misguided, wasteful project, and you paid for it with borrowed money. Guess who will end up paying those busway credit card bills? Your children and your grandchildren. Think they will ever use it? How
When the roof of the family home has a leak, few people react by putting in a pool. But that is roughly what Gov. Dannel Malloy committed the state to do this week as he gave final authorization for the 9.4 mile, $567 million Hartford-to-New Britain busway. It will receive funding while many of the
Apparently 13 is a lucky number for Central Connecticut transit riders and businesses. That’s because after 13 years, Connecticut and the Federal Transit Administration have finally signed off on a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Hartford-New Britain Bus Rapid Transit, scheduled to begin operations in 2014.
The New Britain to Hartford bus way is expected to begin operating in 2014. On Monday morning, a federal grant agreement was signed at a ceremony at Central Connecticut State University.
Bids well below previous estimates were received this week by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) for the first major construction contract for the New Britain-Hartford Busway.
Estimates for the work ranged as high as $35 million, but the lowest bid came in at $26.7 million from Manafort Brothers Inc., of Plainville, Connecticut. Manafort’s bid will be reviewed over the next 60 days before the contract is awarded and the work will begin in 2012.
Governor Dannel Malloy sits down with News 8 for the fourth installment of Ask the Governor and answers questions from viewers.
A transit project that took too long to materialize and is no longer valid is now a jobs bill. There are alternatives. Maybe we should just build some pyramids. The result would be the same and we would save $22 million a year. How’s that for fiduciary duty?
Federal approval of $275 million for the New-Britain-to-Hartford busway appears to be imminent, but opponents aren’t giving up and have gone to Washington to press Republicans and anti-tax groups to intervene.
As the battle over the proposed busway to Hartford moves to the final rounds, the lines between opponents and supporters are becoming more predictably partisan. Click on this headline to read more of this story.
Winston Churchill’s words ring true: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. It’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Read more here: LETTER: Busway example of utter dysfunction – The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT.
Sen. Joseph Markley, R-Southington, questioned the environmental soundness of a $569 million, 9.4 mile rapid transit bus route project from New Britain to Hartford Wednesday night at a public hearing he requested regarding the plan’s inland wetlands permit. Click on this environmental headline to read more.
The $569 million busway to Hartford would be an environmental bonanza for central Connecticut by reducing air pollution and blocking urban sprawl, proponents declared at a state hearing on the project Wednesday night. Several busway opponents have gained intervenor status, and will present their case on Friday when the hearing resumes in Hartford. The Connecticut
Hearing moved to Welte Hall
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is moving its public hearing on a permit for the New Britain to Hartford Busway to Welte Hall on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. The hearing had originally been scheduled to take place at Torp Theatre at CCSU.
A state agency is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on the $569 million busway proposal, but it’s not a session designed for general comments supporting or criticizing the controversial project. Instead, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection wants information about the busway’s potential impact on wetlands along the 9.6-mile route. Read more here:
Outside of Minneapolis, they built a busway but they can’t afford the buses. There’s another hearing on our busway, this one by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, on Wednesday at 6:30 at Central Connecticut State University’s Welte Hall. Read more here: A Busway Without Buses? – Rick Green | CT Confidential.
I received an email from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters this morning and another from Richard Stowe, the founder and director of Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling (RailTEC). I like what Richard Stowe says, which makes me question what CTLCV says about this proposed busway. Click this environmental headline to read more.