From NB Politicus
The Partnership for Strong Communities is hosting this discussion of the potential benefits of public transit at a propitious time for New Britain. It’ll raise key ideas and issues tailor-made for what city officials and residents need to consider in shaping the city’s future. Organizers say speakers at the forum will include “talented, experienced architects, designers and planners.” The discussion will involve policymakers, developers, mayors, first selectmen, town managers, business leaders, planners and zoning officials.
The imminent construction of the New Britain-to-Hartford Busway — christened “CTFastrak” at groundbreaking ceremonies last week by transportation officials, invites no small amount of hope that public transit will spur economic development in downtown New Britain. Colin McEnroe makes this point well in his May 27th Courant column, calling the busway “Scootie” and recalling CT’s backwardness on mass transit.
|Artist’s rendering of New Britain’s CTFastrak Station (CT-DOT)|