Posts Tagged ‘ New Britain-Hartford Busway ’

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.

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.

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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Transit Coalition smiles, Stowe decries Malloy’s support for Busway

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

At a press conference on April 4, Governor Malloy announced to the public that he has “decided to aggressively pursue construction of the busway” even though “it may not be the perfect project.”

Richard Stowe, founder and director of Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling (RailTEC), said that “giving the busway a green light is a giant step backward for Connecticut. The busway drives a knife through what should be a state transportation goal of building a seamless rail system throughout Connecticut. It destroys the possibility for New Haven-New Britain-Hartford commuter rail.”

OUR VIEW: It’s past time to start building the busway

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

Why doesn’t the senator want to see the city progress? That was the question from one Herald reader after learning that her state senator, New Britain’s Donald DeFronzo, had criticized the state Department of Transportation, charging that the agency shifted funds from other projects to cover the escalating cost of the proposed busway between New

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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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2010 CT Year in Review: Steady Progress in the Land of Steady Habits

Jan 8th, 2011 | By

In 2010, Gov. Jodi Rell’s administration made good on earlier promises to emphasize transit in Connecticut, even as the state went through budget challenges similar to its neighbors.

Busway conference planned at CCSU Monday Jan. 10

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

NEW BRITAIN — To build interest in the proposed New Britain-Hartford Busway, the state Department of Transportaion will host a three-hour conference Monday at the CCSU Student Center to discuss the status of the project, its scope and goals.

Route 11 Will Take Funds From Vital Areas — Letter from TSTC

Dec 16th, 2010 | By

Malloy is right that CT needs to revamp its transportation priorities and deal with the state’s transportation funding crisis, but ….

Malloy Should Support Busway | OP-ED

Dec 5th, 2010 | By

One of Malloy’s top two priorities on his first visit to Washington as governor-elect was transportation, boosting hopes that Malloy will be a driving force in finally remaking our neglected public transit network.

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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PRO: Busway Is Well Down Road To Being Part of The Answer, By New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart

Oct 31st, 2010 | By

For decades, the State of Connecticut and specifically, the central region surrounding Hartford, has struggled with transportation challenges that impede opportunities for economic growth.Timothy T. Stewart Enhancements to the status quo including highway expansions, bridge construction, and bus and commuter train fleet additions have reached the limit of present transportation systems to accommodate increased usage.

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Keep Busway moving, by Oz Griebel

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By

Some of the region’s largest corporate, educational and hospital employers are investing millions of dollars to improve and expand their operations in Hartford and New Britain. These extraordinary investments demonstrate confidence in the future of Central Connecticut and are critical to job retention and growth in both cities and the region. We must take advantage

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Bus vs. rail — Does it have to be either/or?

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

There are two over-riding points that speak to why the New Britain-Hartford Busway is a key part of New Britain’s future. First, of course, is to eliminate congestion on I-84 and make it easier for people to get to New Britain. Second, the potential for economic development at the downtown transit station, as well as

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Our View: No more waiting!

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has been dragging its feet on transportation for so long that our highways are clogged, our businesses complain about the added costs of truckers stuck in traffic and our citizens turn down good jobs because the commute is unbearable. via  Our View: No more waiting! | The Bristol Press. See a related editorial in

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Opponents Want To Scuttle Busway Plan

Sep 21st, 2010 | By

Opponents of the long-delayed $572 million busway to Hartford are mounting an advertising campaign aimed at scuttling the project, or least halting it until after the new governor takes office.

A total of 11 transit stations will serve the users of the Busway. Through coordination between the Department and Central Connecticut State University, the Busway design accommodates the possibility for a 12th station stop to support the proposed East Campus expansion.