HC OpEd-Busway is coming-12.26.14

A CTfastrak bus waits outside the state Capitol before providing a tour of the busway to Connecticut officials including Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker and Gov. Dannel Malloy. The busway is preparing to start service March 28. Photo Credit – Hartford Courant

CTfastrak, the state’s first rapid bus transportation system is on schedule to open March 29, 2015.  The Hartford Courant hopes people will take advantage of it, in part because of a great need throughout the nation to begin investing in alternatives to cars, they say in a recent editorial.  The Courant notes the U.S. is falling behind other countries such as Switzerland and Italy, who are creating far faster, newer and longer forms of mass transit, all while the costs to maintain our roads, and the numbers of cars on them, increase with alarming speed.  The editorial also expressed a hope for more development along the busway to take pressure off Connecticut’s dwindling open spaces.

Busway Is Coming – Look Like A Good Ride

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