Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Press Release

For immediate release: Monday, April 4, 2011

Contact: Kate Slevin, 212-268-7474
Ryan Lynch, 860-796-6988

Statement on Gov. Malloy’s Announcement on the New Britain-Hartford Bus Rapid Transit Project

Governor Malloy has just signed off on a brighter future for Central Connecticut. His support for the New Britain-Hartford Bus Rapid Transit project, and a study of the Waterbury and Bristol rail lines, is just the most recent example of the Governor’s leadership on sustainable transportation and land use issues.

The Hartford-New Britain Bus Rapid Transit project is expected to carry over 16,000 riders a day, generate up to 6,000 jobs, and lay the groundwork for transit-oriented development throughout Central Connecticut. 

Governor Malloy should be applauded for aggressively pursuing federal funds to ensure that Connecticut has a world-class, 21st-century transit system that supports sustainable, smart growth.

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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a nonprofit organization working toward a more balanced, transit-friendly, and equitable transportation system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. www.tstc.org