Despite much criticism, the largest public transportation project in Connecticut is rolling ahead.
The busway, renamed CTfastrak, is being built on existing rail lines from New Britain to Hartford, and construction has already started on 11 new bus stations.
On Flatbush Avenue, the bus station there will include a bridge to bring cars and people over to the new station, in an attempt to alleviate traffic on the highway and get more people to use public transportation.
The project is expected to cost more than $500 million, of which 80 percent will be paid with federal money.
The project has been highly criticized by those skeptical of its need and by those who feel we should be fixing the bridges and roads that are in need of serious repairs.
Construction of the project is expected to be completed by 2014.
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