During a public meeting last week at Central Connecticut State University, CTfastrak designers said when the bus service starts in 2015, riders will receive a wide variety of amenities.
According to an article in the Hartford Courant, amenities on the new bus line will include digital signs above station platforms, rapid-style loading and unloading from front and rear doors, onboard electronic signs and recorded announcements to tell riders which station will be next. Commuters will also be able to use the CTfastrak web site to plan trips, including connections in Waterbury, New Britain, Hartford or the Amtrak service in Hartford and Metro-North trains in Waterbury.
The web site trip planner will track buses by GPS which will help commuters receive up-to-the-minute travel time details.
During the presentation last week, engineers told attendees the construction of the route linking New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford is on track to start service in February 2015.
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