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  • 10 ways to get to a more vibrant central Connecticut +

     

    A vibrant community is a livable community. One that connects people to everything they need – jobs, housing, business opportunities and health care centers—making their lives better and easier. As of March 28, 2015, central Connecticut has exactly that. Introducing CT fastrak . CT fastrak is Connecticut’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, providing state-of-the-art transit service on a bus-only, traffic-free roadway. This valuable system will does so much more than reduce congestion along I-84. It has become an economic

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  • The BRT Difference: How CTfastrak changes the rider experience +

    Communities across the country are discovering Bus Rapid Transit, a new rapid transit option that combines the speed and passenger amenities of a train, with the flexibility of a bus and includes the latest technologies to improve reliability and provide real-time information for passengers.  

    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems like the CT fastrak  in central Connecticut offer a high-quality rapid transit experience, and are gaining in popularity for their ease-of-use, speedy service, and level of passenger amenities. More than

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  • Sparking New Investment, Transit Oriented Development Plans +

    Interest by developers in capitalizing on development opportunities along the CT fastrak route has stimulated millions of dollars in private investment around future stations.

    In downtown Hartford, major residential and mixed-use developments will help bring new residents downtown. Examples include an $ 80 million 286-unit residential high-rise at 777 Main Street, a $ 50 million 205-unit residential/retail project on Pearl Street and the $ 22 million 200-unit mixed-use renovation of the former Sonesta Hotel on Constitution Plaza.

    Exciting new development and revitalization is

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  • It's About Connecting Communities +

    CT fastrak  provides a critical link to connect communities in central Connecticut like never before. A new 9.4-mile dedicated roadway for buses serves as the spine of the regional transit system – offering the traffic-free speed of a train, with the convenience of a bus to bring riders directly to their destinations.

    Passengers enjoy a fast 20-minute ride on the dedicated CT fastrak  line between downtown Hartford and New Britain – less than half the current travel time by bus, and comparable

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  • What is a "One Seat Ride"? +

    CT fastrak  makes travel for work, school, entertainment and shopping in central Connecticut dramatically faster and easier by offering riders the convenience of direct service to their destination without the need to transfer.

    This  One Seat Ride  service plan is possible through a new system of transit routes – including express commuter routes, as well as local, connector and circulator routes – to link key employers, neighborhoods and activity centers with CT fastrak . The One Seat Ride service plan includes:

    • New commuter
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