November 21, 2011 | last updated June 1, 2012 3:46 pm

$275M punches CT's busway ticket

Connecticut will break ground in spring on the New Britain-to-Hartford busway, now that the state has gotten $275 million in federal dollars for the project, the governor says.

Construction of the 9.4-mile busway will take two years and employ some 4,000 people, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday in announcing the Federal Transit Administration grant to the state Department of Transportation.

The dedicated bus rapid transit system will have 11 stations for the 16,000 passenger trips weekdays that will improve access and reduce drive times for commuters on I-84 west of Hartford.

Total costs for the busway are $567 million with 80 percent of the funding coming from the federal sources, including the New Starts funding, and the state covering $112 million.


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