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Connecticut to open bus-only corridor in March

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NEWINGTON, CT (AP) -

The state Department of Transportation says the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain will begin operating in late March.

The CTfastrak project includes 11 stations in New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford, with busses running every three-to-six minutes during peak commuting hours.

The 9.4-mile corridor also will be used by busses that will exit the system to bring passengers to destinations such as Westfarms Mall, Manchester Community College, UConn Health Center and Central Connecticut State University.

Officials say Hartford Express busses also will run from Bristol, Cheshire, Southington and Waterbury, entering the bus-only corridor once they reach New Britain.

The DOT is planning a series of informational meetings throughout central Connecticut in December and January. Officials say the busses will begin running on March 28.

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