Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on Governor Malloy's decision to approve the New Britain Busway.
"I want to thank the governor for undertaking such a thoughtful process in making this decision. The Busway has been debated for years now, and the funding, if left unused, would simply go to another state. I also want to applaud the Governor for his commitment to working on a parallel path to bring rail to the region. From both a practical and an economic point of view, today's decision was a good one. The businesses in the greater-Hartford area will benefit greatly from being able to use both bus and rail.
"I believe that Connecticut should have access to the best mass transportation system available and stand ready to work with Governor Malloy, CONNDOT and the United States Department of Transportation on this project to address any issues within our communities during implementation, construction and maintenance of the Busway"