Posts Tagged ‘ busway ’

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.



Busway Becomes Issue In 27th House District Race

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

State Rep. Sandy Nafis, D-Newington, says she won’t comment on the controversial CTfastrak busway project because her employer works on the project, a position that her GOP opponent in the 27th Assembly District race is calling “ridiculous.” via Busway Becomes Issue In 27th House District Race – Courant.com.



Busway Becomes Issue In 27th House District Race

Jul 4th, 2012 | By

State Rep. Sandy Nafis, D-Newington, says she won’t comment on the controversial CTfastrak busway project because her employer works on the project, a position that her GOP opponent in the 27th Assembly District race is calling “ridiculous.” Nafis is the director of finance for Fitzgerald & Halliday Inc., a consulting firm that Nafis said started

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State Sen. Michael McLachlan: Not a good General Assembly session for state’s taxpayers

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

… Money was raided and swept from other funds to cover operating deficits. Why does this happen? Because the folks in charge of the purse strings at the state Capitol are addicted to spending your money. The $573 million New Britain to Hartford busway is one example. So is the $600,000 that was spent on

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Busway Public Relations Campaign

May 31st, 2012 | By

As contractors start amassing payloaders and bulldozers along the path of the busway to Hartford, some homeowners along the route were raising last-minute concerns Wednesday about worsened noise, traffic detours and flooding in their neighborhoods. For more on this story, visit: Busway Public Relations Campaign – Courant.com.



Official shoveling takes place at busway groundbreaking (update)

May 25th, 2012 | By

Proponents herald the project as a job-creator that will decrease traffic congestion. Opponents say it’s a waste of money that won’t be used. CTNewsJunkie, CTMirror and others report.



Busway opponents booed as Malloy defends project

May 10th, 2012 | By

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, CT News Junkie reports.

Republican lawmakers such as Rep. Whit Betts of Bristol and Sen. Joseph Markley of Southington continued to argue against the busway. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from WTNH and The Connecticut Post.



Fighting to block bad ideas: tolls and a busway | Foothills Media Group

May 9th, 2012 | By

This project (the Hartford-New Britain busway) will cost taxpayers $1,000 per inch to build. Yes, per inch! via Fighting to block bad ideas: tolls and a busway – Opinion – Foothills Media Group. Homeowners were not told of any compensation from the state for the taking of their property, and the promise of six foot

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State Senate passes Route 11 bill

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

Tolls option, busway intact; legislation moves on to House Hartford – The state Senate voted 22 to 14 late Thursday night on a bill that would allow E-ZPass-style tolls on the future second half of Route 11 to help finance the long-stalled project. For more on this story, visit: The Day – State Senate moves

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Busway Opponents Hijack Tolling Bill | CT News Junkie

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

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.



Legislators Making Last-Ditch Bid To Stop Busway Project

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

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.



DEEP Issues Proposed Final Decision on Inland Wetlands Permit for New Britain to Hartford Busway

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

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.



Massachusetts contractor to land largest busway contract

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

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.



Malloy: Integrated Effort Needed To Repair Transportation Infrastructure

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

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.



Some New Year’s resolutions state government should make

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

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

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