CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: April 17, 2014||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Connecticut Department of Transportation Announces CTfastrak Open House Events
- Events Will Feature New CTfastrak "Flyover" Animation Video -
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced today the next series of open house meetings to inform and update the public about Connecticut's first bus rapid transit system which is scheduled to begin operations in early 2015. A new CTfastrak "flyover" animation video will be presented at the open house events and the new CTfastrak branded bus will be available for viewing.
During the planning stage, CTfastrak was known as the New Britain-Hartford Busway. The project includes ten stations in New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford with buses running every three to seven minutes during peak commuting hours. Traveling on a bus-only road, CTfastrak offers improved travel times for bus riders, providing service from Bristol, Waterbury, Southington, and Cheshire to destinations in the CTfastrak corridor. The public is invited to come and learn more about this exciting new project. No RSVP is required and admission is free to all events.
The open house meetings will be held at the following venues and times:
- Central Connecticut State University Institute of Technology & Business Development, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (presentation scheduled to begin at 6:00);
-Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (presentation at 12:00);
- Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:00)
For more information about CTfastrak and updated information about the open house events, visit www.ctfastrak.com. Individuals requesting language assistance, or accommodations due to a disability, should contact the Connecticut Department of Transportation communications office at (860) 594-3061. For consideration, requests should be submitted five working days prior to the event. The Department will make every reasonable effort to provide assistance when possible.