For Immediate Release
Monday, March 27, 2017
Public Meetings Scheduled for Feedback on Comprehensive Transit Service Analysis of CTtransit New Britain / Bristol Division
Capitol Region Council of Governments To Host First Round of Public Meetings to Gather Public Feedback on Potential CTtransit New Britain / Bristol Division Service Improvements
Hartford, Connecticut – The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) will be holding an initial round of public meetings to gather input from transit riders and other community members on potential service improvement options as part of the Comprehensive Transit Service Analysis of the New Britain/Bristol Division of CTtransit. The meetings will be held at various times and locations throughout the service area to encourage participation from the public. A table of event times and locations can be found at the end of this release.
The Comprehensive Transit Service Analysis is a collaboration between CRCOG, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, CTtransit, and the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. The purpose of this effort is to evaluate current CTtransit route effectiveness, identify areas of unmet transit need, and recommend bus service improvements to increase ridership and convenience within the communities of Berlin, Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington. Feedback from the upcoming meetings will be used to critique the presented service improvement scenarios and inform the creation of a preferred scenario to be presented later in the study.
Public meetings will be held in two formats. Open house meetings will be held during evening hours. Each open house will feature a short presentation about the study and potential improvement options. Study maps will be on display before and after the presentation, and study team members will be on hand to answer questions. For people who cannot attend the open house meetings, smaller informational sessions will be hosted at four CTtransit and CTfastrak bus stop locations. At these events, study team members will share study materials, conduct surveys, and talk about possible improvements with transit riders.
Interested individuals can learn more about the study at www.HartfordTransitStudy.com/New-Britain-Bristol/. A survey on transit preferences and needs is also available on this website and will remain open until April 30, 2017.
This effort is in addition to CRCOG’s Comprehensive Transit Service Analysis of the Hartford Division of CTtransit, which was conducted from 2014-2017 and is in the process of being finalized. More information on that effort can be found at www.HartfordTransitStudy.com.
|OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS|
|Wednesday, April 19||Presentation at 5:30pm, open house from 5pm-7pm
Plainville Public Library, Auditorium
56 East Main Street, Plainville
|Thursday, April 20||Presentation at 5:30pm, open house from 5pm-7pm
Southington Municipal Center, Public Assembly Room
196 North Main Street, Southington
|RIDER INFORMATION SESSIONS|
|Wednesday, April 19||7:30am to 10:30am
Bristol City Hall CTtransit Bus Stop (N Main St. and Laurel St.)
|12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tunxis Community College CTtransit Bus Stop
|Thursday, April 20||7:30am to 10:30am
Bank Street, New Britain CTtransit Bus Stop
|2:00pm to 4:00pm
Downtown New Britain CTfastrak Station
We do not discriminate on the basis of disability or language. Individuals who need auxiliary aids or translation services for these meetings are invited to make their needs known by contacting CRCOG at (860) 522-2217 x227 by April 10, 2017.
Un traductor estará disponible para esta reunión si usted lo solicita al (860) 522-2217 x227 para el 10 de abril de 2017.
Jeśli chcesz poprosić o tłumacza na spotkanie, zadzwoń (860) 522-2217 x227 od 10 kwietnia 2017.
Cara S. Radzins, AICP
Principal Transit Planner
Capitol Region Council of Governments
Phone: (860) 522-2217 ext. 233
About the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) – Working Together for a Better Region
CRCOG is established under the Connecticut General Statutes as a voluntary association of municipal governments serving the 38 Metro Hartford municipalities. Our members have collaborated for more than 30 years on a wide range of projects related to planning, transportation, service sharing, and cooperative procurement to benefit our towns individually and the region as a whole.