A Massachusetts firm is the winning bidder for the largest construction contract for the 9.4-mile Hartford-to-New Britain busway.  The Department of Transportation awarded the contract following approval of the inland wetlands permit by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Middlesex Corporation of Massachusetts was low bidder on this portion of the contract,  from north of Cedar Street in Newington to north of Sigourney Street in Hartford,  including seven stations along the route,  a new bridge at Flatbush Avenue and construction of a new Amtrak access road.

DOT says the project is expected to create or continue 4,000 construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs.

Ground will be broken this spring,  with the busway schedule to begin providing 16.000 passenger trips each day in 2014.

Comments (5)
  1. Jim says:

    Hey Connecticut needs another white elephant. 😉

  2. RUKIDDING says:

    This has got to be one of the biggest waist of tax dollars I have ever seen.

  3. George Thompson says:

    This is going to be the biggest waist of money since the “Big Pig” that the Bay State construction firms made into an annuity, and for some workers, a career.
    I predict that this project will also go way over budget and will not be completed on schedule.
    Good to see this boondoggle and the tax money funding this badly thought-out plan going to Massachusetts along with the jobs it will provide.

  4. Chris Benjamin says:

    complete waste of ours and federal dollars. It will “continue” 4000 jobs ? What does that mean? Now my favorite is a Mass. Company got the biggest cotract so CT . doesn’t think our state workers need jobs. Gov. and state legislators are the tools of the unions and well , just tools. There isn’t one brain btween all of them. Who voted for Malloy anyway? Hope you are all proud of your Govs. performance so far.

  5. Tom says:

    Even The State of Connecticut cannot afford unionized CT based companies, my gosh, CT please wake up, unions are holding back the growth of our state. their day as come and gone, not needed. There is a reason companies do not expand or move to CT. When these firms see our governor walking Union picket lines, what message is being sent ? Yep, don’t want to do business in that state.

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