Friday, May 11, 2018

CT Fastrak

Connecticut built a $567 million bus rapid transit system between Hartford and New Britain,
over abandoned rail rights of way, a distance of 9.4 miles.  Sleek new buses travel the route.


 The annual cost is $17 million, 75 percent more than the original estimated operating cost.  The buses are nearly always empty or carry one or two passengers.
There are reasons Connecticut is almost broke . . . 

7 comments:

Andy said...

Yikes! Everyone makes mistakes... even me. The difference is that my mistakes are not as costly.
($0$)

William Kendall said...

Will it be a lesson learned?

RedPat said...

Wow! Did they not check for demand before going ahead!

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder why they didn't consider high speed rail.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Sounds rather like our Busway in Cambridge which cost way over budget. It is well-used however, though doesn't appear to have had the slightest effect on lowering traffic volumes on the areas roads.

Sue said...

And no one saw this coming .

Kay said...

They're making similar discoveries on a project in Seattle. And they wonder why people dislike government.