To State, Busway Goal Of Easing Rush-Hour Traffic Not So Critical Now

State officials were lucent final week when they collected during a Flatbush Avenue CTfastrak hire to applaud a 1 millionth outing taken on a long-awaited and long-controversial Hartford-New Britain busway.

“It’s a fanciful day to applaud what is only an unusual success,” transport Commissioner James P. Redeker said. “We’re surpassing all of a expectations.”

Malloy: CTfastrak's Million Rides Prove Success

For all a exuberance, however, there is one elemental expectancy that doesn’t get a same kind of courtesy when officials recite a busway’s accomplishments. For years, supporters affianced that a train fast movement complement would lift cars off I-84 and make a suggestive disproportion for commuters and others inching along a highway during rise transport hours.

But some-more than 5 months after a initial buses began rolling along a dedicated 9.4-mile busway, officials insist they have not even looked during how many riders are regulating a complement during rush hour.

“We have so many data, and we’ve got lots of questions,” Redeker said. “And we answer them as best we can. And we positively could answer that question.”