Bus

Conn. DOT holds tour of BRT construction project

Posted on August 14, 2012

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) held a CTfastrak project construction briefing and tour of the Flatbush Avenue Station and bridge site in West Hartford. It was the first construction tour and update of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit project (BRT), slated for completion in late 2014.

The CTfastrak Flatbush Avenue Station will include a large center island platform where all CTfastrak shuttle buses will stop, an express lane on the dedicated roadway for buses that bypass this station, a local bus stop on New Park Avenue and a limited number of parking spaces and a convenient drop-off location inside the parking area for riders. The new bridge will be realigned approximately 75 feet south of the existing Flatbush Avenue surface roadway to minimize traffic disruption during construction.

This Flatbush bridge segment of the project is being completed for an estimated $17.5 million as part of an overall $130 million contract. At peak construction, about 50 workers will be employed at the Flatbush Avenue bridge site, which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2014.

The bridge work is being paid for with 80% federal highway funds and 20% state funds. The overall project will mean 4,000 construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs.

The 9.4 mile CTfastrak route is being constructed on an abandoned railroad corridor from New Britain to Newington Junction and from Newington Junction to Hartford's Union Station alongside the active Amtrak rail right of way. The segment that includes the Flatbush station and overpass is part of a 5.8 mile stretch that begins near Cedar Street in Newington and runs north to Sigourney Street in Hartford.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

AVTA to become nation's first 100% electric bus fleet

BYD Motors will build and deliver a variety of all-electric bus models including a 40-foot low-floor transit bus, a 60-foot low-floor articulated bus, and a 45-foot commuter coach.

Bridj, KCATA, Ford partner for urban mobility pilot project

The transformative program is the first U.S. public-private partnership that brings together a major U.S. transit agency, an automaker and an urban technology company with the aim of enhancing Kansas City’s existing mass transit system by providing greater access and mobility to residents.

L.A. Metro opens new 'green' bus facility

Division 13 will serve as a bus maintenance, operations and service facility with a multi-level parking garage that accommodates 200 CNG buses, fueling equipment, transportation offices and support areas.

Starcraft Bus named Ford's top volume pool account for 10th year

The company has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.

Cummins announces new 'SmartEfficiency' initiative

The product improvement plan focuses on improved fuel efficiency, lower total cost of ownership and improved uptime.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close