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MAC -- Update on CTfastrak October 16, 2013

MAC -- Update on CTfastrak October 16, 2013. 2 What is CTfastrak? Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) –Fast, frequent, reliable service throughout

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Page 1: MAC -- Update on CTfastrak October 16, 2013. 2 What is CTfastrak? Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) –Fast, frequent, reliable service throughout

MAC -- Update on CTfastrakOctober 16, 2013

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What is CTfastrak?

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)– Fast, frequent, reliable service throughout central

Connecticut corridor– Regional Connections: New York, Springfield, New

Haven at Hartford’s Union Station

– Connections to Bradley International Airport via existing Bradley Flyer Service

Integrated multi-modal investment strategy– Designed to accommodate future NHHS rail

connections at Newington Junction and Flatbush Avenue stations.

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Reduce congestion on I-84 west of Hartford

Improve Air Quality: reduced emissions

Regional mobility improvements

Transit-Oriented Development opportunities

Immediate and long-term employment benefits

CTfastrak Goals

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What are we building?• Exclusive guideway• Branded 60-foot articulated buses• Rapid-transit-style stations• Multi-use trail

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Major ElementsExclusive 2-lane guideway11 Transit Stations17 Bridges78 Retaining Walls (23,500 LF)5-mile long multi-use trailRelocation of one mile of Amtrak’s active rail4.5-mile long maintenance road for Amtrak

Construction

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Union Station

Sigourney Street

Parkville

Kane Street

Flatbush Avenue

Elmwood

Newington Junction

Cedar Street

East Street

East Main Street

DowntownNew Britain

New Britain Downtown Station & New Ramps

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Union Station

Sigourney Street

Parkville

Kane Street

Flatbush Avenue

Elmwood

Newington Junction

Cedar Street

East Street

East Main Street

DowntownNew Britain

Progress at Cedar Street Station

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North of Cedar Street Station

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Merging with the Amtrak ROW

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Newfield Avenue

Flatbush Avenue

New Park Avenue

Union Station

Sigourney Street

Parkville

Kane Street

Flatbush Avenue

Elmwood

Newington Junction

Cedar Street

East Street

East Main Street

DowntownNew Britain

Flatbush Avenue Bridge Construction

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View From Flatbush Overpass

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Union Station

Sigourney Street

Parkville

Kane Street

Flatbush Avenue

Elmwood

Newington Junction

Cedar Street

East Street

East Main Street

DowntownNew Britain

Wall & Bridge Construction at Flatbush Avenue

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Union Station

Sigourney Street

Parkville

Kane Street

Flatbush Avenue

Elmwood

Newington Junction

Cedar Street

East Street

East Main Street

DowntownNew Britain

View from Parkville Station to the North Abutment

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NB & SB Abutments at Capitol Avenue

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Looking Southbound at the Broad Street Bridge

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What will the user expect?• Service Plan

– Frequency– Flexibility– One-Seat Ride

• Intelligent Transportation Systems– “Next Bus Arriving” Sign– Real-Time Applications

• Electronic ticketing– Ticket Vending– Fare Validation– Smartcard/Smartphone

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Operations Plan

• Maintenance Plan – Roadway; Amenities

• Safety and Security

• Busway Operations Procedures

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Marketing Look-Ahead• Rolled out an enhanced website

• Engaging the media and business

communities

• Participating in local and regional

public events

• Meeting with community groups

• University & educational

organizations outreach

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Stay Involved!

Ride with us in February 2015!THANK YOU

www.CTfastrak.com | [email protected]