CTFastrak is off to a strong start in first week of operation

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HARTFORD -- The CTFastrak system is nearly a week old, and so far, transit administrators are pleased with how the system has begun its run.

"Things have been going great," said Michael Sanders of CTFastrak. "Operationally, things are running a lot more smoothly. The crowds are terrific. On a beautiful day like today, we've had tremendous loads."

The system revolves around a 9.3-mile stretch of bus-only road, which runs between New Britain and Hartford.

Officials didn't have any hard ridership numbers to release since it was the Fastrak's first week and rides were free. But counts will be taken as the trial fare period ends on April 6.

For more information on the CTFastrak, as well as fares, schedules, and routes, visit its website at www.ctfastrak.com