MAC -- Update on CTfastrak October 16, 2013

MAC -- Update on CTfastrak October 16, 2013

MAC -- Update on CTfastrak October 16, 2013 What is CTfastrak? Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Fast, frequent, reliable service throughout central Connecticut corridor

Regional Connections: New York, Springfield, New Haven at Hartfords Union Station Connections to Bradley International Airport via existing Bradley Flyer Service Integrated multi-modal investment strategy 2 Designed to accommodate future NHHS rail connections at Newington Junction and Flatbush

Avenue stations. CTfastrak Goals 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 3

What are we building? 4 Exclusive guideway Branded 60-foot articulated buses Rapid-transit-style stations Multi-use trail

Construction Major Elements Exclusive 2-lane guideway 11 Transit Stations 17 Bridges 78 Retaining Walls (23,500 LF) 5-mile long multi-use trail Relocation of one mile of Amtraks active rail

4.5-mile long maintenance road for Amtrak 5 New Britain Downtown Station & New Ramps Union Station Sigourney Street Parkville Kane Street Flatbush Avenue Elmwood Newington Junction

Cedar Street East Street East Main Street Downtown New Britain 6 Progress at Cedar Street Station Union Station Sigourney Street Parkville

Kane Street Flatbush Avenue Elmwood Newington Junction Cedar Street East Street East Main Street Downtown New Britain 7

North of Cedar Street Station 8 Merging with the Amtrak ROW 9 Flatbush Avenue Bridge Construction Union Station Sigourney Street Parkville

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View From Flatbush Overpass 11 Wall & Bridge Construction at Flatbush Avenue Union Station Sigourney Street Parkville Kane Street Flatbush Avenue Elmwood

Newington Junction Cedar Street East Street East Main Street Downtown New Britain 12 View from Parkville Station to the North Abutment Union Station

Sigourney Street Parkville Kane Street Flatbush Avenue Elmwood Newington Junction Cedar Street East Street East Main Street Downtown New Britain

13 NB & SB Abutments at Capitol Avenue 14 Looking Southbound at the Broad Street Bridge 15 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

16 17 18 Operations Plan Maintenance Plan Roadway; Amenities Safety and Security Busway Operations Procedures 19

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 20

Stay Involved! Ride with us in February 2015! THANK YOU www.CTfastrak.com | [email protected] 21

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