Posts Tagged ‘ Hartford-New Britain 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

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.

Busway Contractors Preparing For Last Big Construction Season

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
The proposed busway route.

By mid-fall, though, the $567 million bus-only highway from the center of New Britain to downtown Hartford should be essentially complete.

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).

CTfastrak begins fine tuning at first of seven public hearings

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

Several Newington residents had questions Monday evening for Michael Sanders, CTfastrak transit administrator, during the first of seven public hearings on the Busway plan.

Markley: Busway Construction Too Close To Fairview Cemetery –

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 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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Real mass transit rots as busway cranks up — Chris Powell opinion

May 28th, 2012 | By

Until recently hardly anyone in Connecticut might have thought that the state’s most compelling transportation need was a 9-mile bus highway between Hartford and New Britain, whose downtowns have commercial vacancy rates above 20 percent. But Governor Malloy officiated the other day at the groundbreaking for the project, whose cost is estimated at $567 million,

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Colin McEnroe proposes calling the Busway ‘Scootie’ — Mass transit including the Hartford to New Britain busway need support

May 28th, 2012 | By

We need to talk about Scootie. Scootie is the name I suggested, roughly 12 years ago, for the Hartford to New Britain busway, and like so many of my brilliant ideas, it was ignored. For more on this story, visit: Mass transit including the Hartford to New Britain busway need support –

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.

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.

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.

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

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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:

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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.

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.