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(10/02/12) New Britain Station Construction Tour & Coming Soon Sign Unveiling - Wednesday, October 3, 2012 1:30 P.M.

Media Advisory From The Connecticut Department Of Transportation

Connecticut Department Of Transportation To Hold Important CTfastrak Construction Tour & Unveiling Event At The Future New Britain Station Site This Wednesday, October 3, 2012 At 1:30 P.M.

Featured Speakers Include Connecticut Lt. Gov. Wyman, New Britain Mayor Tim O'Brien & Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller

Media Advisory: October 2, 2012
For more information: Judd Everhart
Connecticut Department of Transportation
judd.everhart@ct.gov (860) 594-3062

(Newington, CT) -- Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker will conduct a CTfastrak construction tour and project update at the future New Britain Station site, 327 Main Street, New Britain, CT, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A ceremonial unveiling of the first CTfastrak "Coming Soon" station sign will be held as well. Featured event speakers include Connecticut Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, New Britain Mayor Tim O'Brien and Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller.

News personnel should enter the construction site and park using the entrance driveway located at 327 Main Street, New Britain, CT. The tour will include an up close look at the future station, multi-use trail and dedicated bus roadway. This is an active construction site, please dress accordingly and wear appropriate footwear. The event will be held rain or shine.

Directions to the event: From I-84 west, take Exit 39A onto Rt. 9 south. Take Exit 28A towards downtown New Britain. Stay right at fork and turn right onto East Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street. 327 Main Street driveway is on left.

About CTfastrak

The 9.4 mile CTfastrak dedicated bus roadway 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 railroad right of way. CTfastrak service will feature shuttle, express and feeder routes that directly access the dedicated roadway as well as connecting with all local bus routes in the New Britain, Hartford and Waterbury areas and with Amtrak service in Hartford and Metro-North Waterbury Branch rail service in Waterbury. As a result, the CTfastrak system will benefit a large geographic area and provide a one-seat, no transfer ride to regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations. Buses will operate from approximately 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. CTfastrak will offer improved service and travel times between New Britain and Hartford for all of these shuttle and express routes by avoiding traffic on area highways. The CTfastrak transit project will open for service in early 2015.

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Media Materials

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