Posts Tagged ‘ busway ’

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 –

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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Busway Deal Done, Many More ‘Unfundables’ Remain | CT News Junkie editorial

Nov 27th, 2011 | By

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

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Busway Offers New Transit Future for Connecticut | Mobilizing the Region

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

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.

Grant Agreement for Busway New Britain to Hartford Signed (update with Malloy’s statement)

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

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.

‘Very Favorable’ Bids Received for First Major Busway Construction Project

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

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.

WTNH Viewers Ask the Governor More Questions

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Governor Dannel Malloy sits down with News 8 for the fourth installment of Ask the Governor and answers questions from viewers.

Busway bad deal: New Britain-to-Hartford busway is bad business proposal

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

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?

Busway Funding Reaches Crucial Milestone

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

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.