One day after Mayor Art Ward urged support for the New Britain busway, he met with state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie for "a good conversation" about potential projects in Bristol.
Ward met with Marie, New Britain Mayor Tim Stewart and state Sen. Donald DeFronzo, a New Britain Democrat, on Friday for a general discussion about ways the state might address Bristol's relative isolation from Connecticut's transportation grid.
Ward said they heard about the city's concerns and they listened to its ambitions along with "the potential for addressing them.
Ward said the session was "encouraging," but no decisions were reached and nobody talked about the details of any possible help the state might provide.
Still, the mayor said, "It was a good meeting" and he expects it lead to benefits for the city.
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