First Look At Upcoming CTfastrak Buses

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation unveiled its new CTfastrak buses today in anticipation of the upcoming launch of the bus service.

The fleet was exclusively built for CTfastrak's upcoming rapid transit system, which has a planned launch early next year. The buses are hybrid diesel-electric, and all of them will have GPS tracking so passengers can see where their bus is, LED lighting, and WiFi.

There will be 30-foot buses for neighborhood service, 40-foot buses for connector routes, and, eventually, 60-foot buses for the main line service.

Routes on the new line will service Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester. The buses will also have connections to the New Haven Line-Waterbury branch rail in Waterbury and the Amtrak station in Hartford.

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