Posts Tagged ‘ busway ’

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

[continue reading…]



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A transit project that took too long to materialize and is no longer valid is now a jobs bill.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.



Party Lines Grow Clearer In

Oct 10th, 2011 | By

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.



LETTER: Busway example of utter dysfunction – The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT

Sep 12th, 2011 | By

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.



Some Question Busway’s ‘Environmental’ Value

Sep 8th, 2011 | By

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.



Busway: Boost For The Environment?

Sep 7th, 2011 | By

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

[continue reading…]



DEEP Announces Change in On-Campus Location For Public Hearing on Busway Permit to Welte Hall

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

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.



Busway Proposal: Battle Moves To Environmental Arena

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

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:

[continue reading…]



A Busway Without Buses?

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

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.



Learn me about the busway please. What am I missing?

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

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.



Smart growth supporters called on to oppose plans to construct a new New Britain and Hartford busway at Sept. 7 hearing

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

There is a role for buses in public transportation planning between New Britain and Hartford and the role for buses is most efficaciously met by routing buses on a 9.7-mile local street network parallel to the proposed busway highway.



Connecticut state senator targets bus-only corridor plan

Aug 24th, 2011 | By

An opponent of a proposed $573 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain said Monday he is optimistic that the project will be killed because full funding has yet to be approved.



Labor and business join to support Hartford-New Britain busway

Aug 14th, 2011 | By

With unemployment in the construction trades topping 30 percent, it was easy to round up a crowd Thursday night to stand behind the controversial Hartford-to-New Britain Busway, a $567 million project that could mean 4,100 construction jobs, beginning this fall. The Connecticut Mirror reports.



CTLCV Says ‘Unlikely Allies Unite for New Britain-Hartford Busway’; Aug. 11 Public meeting scheduled

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

A diverse group of non-traditional allies has banded together to rally for the New Britain-Hartford Busway project, the first bus rapid transit system being built in Connecticut, according to the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.



Busway cash pipeline headed to Bay State

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

NEW BRITAIN — Looking to put on a major show of public approval, supporters of the Hartford-New Britain busway are campaigning for a big turnout when state officials give a public update about the project Thursday evening. “This bus rapid transit project will help relieve congestion on our most crowded highway, reduce pollution and oil

[continue reading…]