Bike Walk Connecticut joined other advocates today on board a bus to tour the CTFastrak route and stations as they ready for service early next year. Fastrak, Connecticut's first bus rapid transit system, will serve as a major connector between other bus routes and offer an option to sitting in traffic along I-84. And you'll be able to bike to it, walk to it,
It may have taken over a decade to go from concept to shovels in the ground, but now that construction has started the project is humming along. The stations that are sprouting up are fairly easily seen from the road, but it was good to get an up close look at them.
Yes! There are bike racks at the stations. Yes! CTFastrak will have inside boarding for bikes. Yes! There really is a multi-use trail from New Britain to the Cedar Street Station. Yes! Service really will be rapid, with buses coming every 7.5 minutes or more frequently during peak hours.
Thanks to the CT Fund for the Environment, the Transit for Connecticut Coalition, and DOT for organizing the tour.
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