Posts Tagged ‘ Hartford-New Britain busway ’

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

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$90M approved for busway project, despite cost concerns

May 1st, 2011 | By

The State Bond Commission approved spending $89.7 million to construct the long-planned Hartford-to-New Britain busway, despite bipartisan complaints that it should be reconsidered by the General Assembly because of cost increases.

Contractors fill dining hall seeking piece of busway pie

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

NEW BRITAIN — Dozens of potential bidders filled the dining room at CCSU’s Mahony Hall Monday as the state Department of Transportation held its first conference for contractors, subcontractors and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms interested in being part of the proposed $600 million New Britain-to-Hartford Busway project. via Contractors fill dining hall seeking piece of

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Busway debate heats up with CCSU comment

Nov 20th, 2010 | By

The debate over the proposed Hartford-New Britain busway intensified Friday following remarks by Mayor Timothy Stewart and Jack Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University Thursday evening. The project had its impetus in a 2001 regional transportation study that identified long-term benefits of a busway that would reduce traffic volume in central Connecticut. via Busway

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1st District candidates on board for Busway, save for Ken Krayeske

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Among the four candidates vying for the 1st District congressional seat only one would like to nix the proposed $573 million busway between Hartford and New Britain. “A train is a better option,” said the Green Party’s Ken Krayeske. He said he wants to “see something built” but isn’t sure the busway plan is the

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