The $45 million allocated in President Obama’s new budget for the proposed busway between Hartford and New Britain won’t make much difference in whether the plan moves forward.
The key decision-maker remains Gov. Dannel Malloy, who said as recently as Monday that he hasn’t made up his mind.
With the state Department of Transportation preparing to put parts of the project out to bid next month and a full funding agreement between the state and federal highway officials due soon, the momentum for the busway project could carry the day unless the governor opts to hit the brakes.
Whether that will happen remains a giant question mark. Click here for the full story.
Source of funding
Federal New Starts Funds -- $275.3 million
Federal Urbanized Area Funds - $18.2 million
Federal Fixed Guideway Modernization Funds - $21.2 million
Federal Bus Discretionary Funds - $25.9 million
Federal Flexible Highway Funds - $112.7 million
National Highway Funds - $6 million
State Transportation Fund - $113.3 million
The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce will hold two and possibly more informational sessions about the busway.
The sessions are slated to begin at 6 p.m. on both Monday, Feb. 28 and Wenesday, March 2 at the chamber office at 200 Main St. in Bristol.
The sessions are free and open to the public. Since space is limited, those who wish to attend should pre-register by calling (860) 584-4718 or at CentralCTChambers.org.
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