Transit Oriented Development in West Hartford

2015-01-21 Flatbush Busway Station

Last week, West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka gave the 2015 State of the Town address at a West Hartford Chamber of Commerce event. The speech was an upbeat analysis of the Town’s priorities and current status; a thorough recap can be read here. One recurring theme was West Hartford’s forward looking focus on transit oriented development. Slifka said at one point that neither he, nor anyone else on the Town Council, were big fans of

Kane Street: A CTfastrak Station in the Making

Kane Street Busway Stop

This is the current status of the Kane Street stop of the CTfastrak transit system that is under construction between Hartford and New Britain. Enough work has been completed to imagine what this station will be and how it will work. This stop will be a quick pull-off for the buses covering non-express routes, meaning they stop at each station. The shelter in the left foreground is for passengers on their way towards New Britain,

Flatbush Avenue Bridge Almost Done

2013-09-18 Bridge

Since May, work on the Flatbush Avenue bridge has been progressing steadily. It is now clear how the streets are going to connect and it looks like the bulk of the roadway construction is done. Looking from the gas station just north of the site, the view hasn’t changed all that much – it’s a bridge. Walking back to the intersection of Flatbush and New Park Avenue, it looks like the road onto the bridge

Flatbush Avenue Bridge Taking Shape

2013-05-15 Flatbush Bridge

Since the previous update on this project in January, construction on the Flatbush Avenue bridge has made tremendous progress. It actually looks like a bridge on the site now! The first picture is taken from Flatbush Avenue between the train tracks and New Park Avenue. The steel to support the roadway is up, and it’s now clear how the new bridge will meet up with the existing streets at each end. Next we move east

Flatbush Avenue Bridge Update

Construction crews have been busy at the Flatbush Avenue bridge site since our September update. It was an overcast day to visit, but we can still see noticeable progress. The first picture is from about the same point as last time – looking west from Newfield Avenue over the train tracks and into West Hartford. You can no longer see straight through the site. Bridge supports are up near the tracks, and even more steel