Connecticut Department of Transportation Announces Upgrades to Passenger Parking At Various CTfastrak Stations In Central Connecticut
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Expansion Of CTfastrak Elmwood Station Parking Lot -
For immediate release: December 22, 2015
For more information: Judd Everhart
The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced upgraded passenger parking plans for various CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit system stations in New Britain, Newington and West Hartford. At a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony held today at the CTfastrak Elmwood Station in West Hartford, Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker outlined parking expansion plans that included the construction of new spaces, negotiations with municipalities and parking enforcement issues.
Parking capacity along the CTfastrak corridor will be expanded by 142 percent in 2016 – for a total of 429 spaces versus 177 today.
The CTfastrak upgrade plans include:
Presently, the parking capacity at the various CTfastrak stations is as follows:
“CTfastrak is growing in ridership and popularity. We will continue to work with municipalities going forward to add more enhancements and improve convenience for our riders,” said Commissioner Redeker.
The CTfastrak system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway. The CTfastrak system offers a one-seat, no-transfer ride to many major regional employment, education, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch rail in Waterbury and Amtrak service in Hartford. A new 4.5 mile multi-use trail was built parallel to the CTfastrak bus-only roadway from New Britain to Newington Junction. A recently launched benefits program that offers riders discounts or bonuses at area businesses called CTfastrak Rewards is also available.
For information about CTfastrak, visit www.ctfastrak.com, connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTfastrak or Twitter @ctfastrak. Route timetables are available at www.cttransit.com under the "Schedules/CTfastrak" tab and the latest CTfastrak Rewards information is available at www.ctfastrak.com/rewards.
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