Monday, April 5, 2010

Some Busway Fun Facts

The New Britain/Hartford Busway is estimated to cost $573 million.

At that price the cost is $61.6 million per mile or $143,250.00 per new estimated rider.

The daily ridership number of 15,000 presented by ConnDOT is a red herring in that it counts the current 11,000 daily riders from the existing CT Transit routes.

The estimated 4,000 new ridership numbers even if accurate do not translate into a one for one reduction in cars from I-84. In fact, many of the targeted riders do not have cars so the "congestion mitigation" promoted by ConnDOT is inaccurate.

Congestion mitigation is minimal in that the Busway does not remove one single truck from I-84 and may in fact cause long-term interference with the movement of freight rail through the center corridor of the state potentially adding more truck traffic if not corrected.

1 comment:

Rich said...

This is awesome post. Any progress with a Amtrak, or NHHS station stop in New Britain?