Busline Public Hearing Scheduled


Proposed Route from New Britain to HartfordA public hearing is scheduled on the proposed 9.4 mile long New Britain- Hartford busline. The busline is expected to cost over $600 million and would be a dedicated roadway to bus service into downtown Hartford.

Click to Hear Sen. Markley discussing the busway

The issue is contentious both as a budgetary as well as transit issue. New Britain mayor Tim Stewart (R) strongly supports the proposal while Wolcott State Senator Joe Markley and Bristol State Representative Whit Betts behind efforts to stop the bus. They started a petition drive and website to raise awareness. Over a year ago, a Berlin resident wrote a letter to the Hartford Courant saying there already is a workable busline.

The public hearing will be held in Room 400 of West Hartford’s Town Hall at 6:30 on Thursday, June 23rd (tomorrow).

Links:
DOT Website About the Busline click HERE
Stop The Bus Website click HERE
Previous Whisper Editorial on the Busline: Here

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