U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-08-2015, 03:23 PM
 
2,601 posts, read 2,643,007 times
Reputation: 2395

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_250 View Post

Does anyone who drives the route notice any difference in traffic?
There's zero change, but that doesn't mean the bus service isn't working!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-09-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
24,594 posts, read 40,159,475 times
Reputation: 6951
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike 75 View Post
I thought the Fastrak service already served east of the river?
It does. There are some CTfastrak buses that serve Silver Lane in East Hartford out to Manchester Community College. I think he wants to do even more which they have been studying even before they knew ridership on the main line was good. Jay
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
3,537 posts, read 2,696,732 times
Reputation: 2305
Malloy was talking about adding stations and parking lots along this expanded route.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2015, 03:06 PM
 
8,229 posts, read 4,156,045 times
Reputation: 1876
I really think we need a bigger train system. Trains from Springfield to Hartford to Waterbury to Middletown to New London line. A train from Waterbury to Danbury to NYC line. A train from Waterbury to Bridgeport to NYC line.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2015, 03:07 PM
 
8,229 posts, read 4,156,045 times
Reputation: 1876
Question on Fast Track driving over one of the stations for the busses noticed was on it's own road separated from traffic. Do these busses have their own roads they can use?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2015, 03:10 PM
 
8,229 posts, read 4,156,045 times
Reputation: 1876
I work in Bridgeport come from Waterbury there is no bus line or train service that is direct to Bridgeport that can travel in an hour hour 1/2. Better to drive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
3,537 posts, read 2,696,732 times
Reputation: 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by RunD1987 View Post
Question on Fast Track driving over one of the stations for the busses noticed was on it's own road separated from traffic. Do these busses have their own roads they can use?
Yes the buses have their own road from New Britain to Hartford. The portion east of Hartford which was just talked about by Malloy uses the HOV lanes on the highway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
24,594 posts, read 40,159,475 times
Reputation: 6951
Looks like Governor Malloy's transportation funding panel is looking at all ways to make the improvements needed. Interesting, what do you all think? Should we turn some of our roads over to private companies to rebuild and run? Jay

State mulls using private companies to fix roads, rail and bridges - Connecticut Post
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
3,537 posts, read 2,696,732 times
Reputation: 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayCT View Post
Looks like Governor Malloy's transportation funding panel is looking at all ways to make the improvements needed. Interesting, what do you all think? Should we turn some of our roads over to private companies to rebuild and run? Jay

State mulls using private companies to fix roads, rail and bridges - Connecticut Post
Absolutely not behind this idea. Privatizing Govt functions and selling Govt assets is not a good idea. I'd rather see tolls collected by the state. Don't want to have anything to do with Wall St. investors.

This is also the perfect time to get tolls implemented on interstate highways because the Republicans control the Federal Senate and House. Those guys love to monetize stuff.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2015, 09:50 AM
 
2,710 posts, read 2,481,604 times
Reputation: 1208
Agreed. This makes little sense. Providing and maintaining infrastructure is one of the core missions of government and should not be outsourced. Why wouldn't they just bond out these projects? Is the state's credit rating so bad that its not an option?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top