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CTfastrak BRT service between UConn, Hartford proposed

Posted on February 22, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. — Buses would run hourly between Connecticut’s capitol city and the University of Connecticut under a proposal from the state Department of Transportation, The Daily Campus reported.

Under the proposal, CTfastrak’s bus rapid transit service would be expanded east of the Connecticut River to connect Storrs with Manchester and Hartford by this summer, and possibly further by 2017 and 2018, the report said.

This most recent proposal would offer hourly rides between downtown Hartford and UConn Storrs. Buses would run throughout the day, not only during peak hours. The service would also offer a weekend line, according to The Daily Campus.

“Expanding CTfastrak service to UConn would not only benefit our campus community, but could also encourage more Greater Hartford residents to consider working, studying and visiting here,” UConn President Susan Herbst said. “This is an idea that deserves our wholehearted support, and is one which we fully endorse.

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