This week Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Office announced that the State Bond Commission will have a $7 million allocation up for approval that expands the state DOT’s service area for Fastrak into the Connecticut River area and into East Hartford and Manchester. The bond commission will meet next Tuesday and will consider allocating this funding to purchase buses and other capital equipment necessary for the level of recipients utilizing the expanded services.
CT Agency Corner featured an article regarding this expansion a few weeks ago when it was first announced to include direct transportation to UConn football games from downtown Hartford and also direct access to certain local schools east of the Connecticut River. This expansion is aimed to build on the over 1,000,000 rides provided through the existing service area with the hopes of potentially drawing more and more people to travel to and from downtown Hartford.
CT Agency Corner will provide more follow-up news updates in the future to continue providing this and other featured transportation news such as the New Haven to Springfield train line status and the Let’s Go CT! initiative to repair bridges and highways in the state.