In addition to the Hartford Transit Study, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is evaluating transit service, and the potential for future transit service, in the New Britain/Bristol Division of CTtransit to benefit towns that recently joined CRCOG. The study area includes Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington, as well as the neighboring city of Bristol. Like the Hartford Transit Study, the New Britain/Bristol Area Transit Study is being conducted in partnership with CTtransit and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).
Key documents and announcements related to this study will be posted below. Check back regularly for surveys, public meeting notices, presentations, and reports.
Municipal representatives, CTDOT, and transit operators met on July 27, 2017 at the New Britain Public Library to discuss the Draft Preferred Scenario and Service Plan for the New Britain/Bristol Division of CTtransit. This scenario was developed by incorporating feedback from public outreach efforts conducted earlier this year. The meeting was open to the public and a summary of the meeting can be found here.
CRCOG hosted a second round of public meetings on December 5th and 7th. These meetings featured a presentation on the draft preferred scenario that was developed based on previous technical work and public feedback. You can download the presentation given at the meetings and the posters that were displayed here:
- December 2017 Draft Preferred Scenario Presentation
- Supporting Maps Packet: Existing System and the Draft Preferred Service Scenario
To view details of the draft preferred scenario and submit comments, click here: Draft Preferred Service Scenario. Comments on the Draft Preferred Service Scenario will be accepted through January 7th, 2018.
The first round of public outreach meetings were held on April 19th and 20th. At these events, the study team presented two scenarios for potential service improvements. You can download the presentation given at the open house meetings and the posters for each scenario here:
- April 2017 Scenarios Presentation
- Scenario 1 and supporting maps
- Scenario 2 and supporting maps
- Public Outreach Survey Results
To see more details of the preliminary service scenarios, click here: Preliminary Service Scenarios
- Existing Conditions & Overview of Services Report (August 2016)
- Route-by-Route Profiles (December 2016)