|Headquarters||2800 Berlin Turnpike
|Service type||Bus rapid transit|
|Program Director||John Prizner|
CTfastrak, known previously as the New Britain-Hartford Busway, is a bus rapid transit line currently under construction between Union Station in Hartford and downtown New Britain, in central Connecticut, USA. The project officially broke ground on May 22, 2012, and is expected to be operational in early 2015. The CTfastrak dedicated roadway transit project was selected as the most cost-effective means to relieve congestion on I-84 between Hartford, West Hartford, Newington and New Britain. The 9.4-mile line is projected to cost $569 million, of which more than two-thirds ($400 million) is being paid for with federal grants.
Connecticut's first Bus Rapid Transit system is set to follow the route of an abandoned rail right-of-way (the "Newington Secondary") from downtown New Britain to near the former Newington Junction station. It will then run parallel to the current Amtrak rail line. Other public bus routes may enter the dedicated bus roadway at various points to speed their trip to downtown Hartford. Sixteen new or rehabilitated bridges will support the CTfastrak route, and the project will include a new access road for Amtrak maintenance vehicles, as well as a five-mile multi-use trail between New Britain and Newington. Along much of its length, CTfastrak will be constructed as a grade-separated limited-access highway.
Planned station stops
- "What Is CTfastrak". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- U.S. Department Of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Connecticut Department of Transportation. Executive Summary, New Britain-Hartford Busway. Dec 2001.
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