ConnDOT: Major Series of Transportation Surveys To Begin This Month
2016

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: January 14, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

Major Series of Transportation Surveys To Begin This Month

 

Input Needed From Individuals, Organizations & Businesses For Analysis & Accurate Planning of Let’s Go CT! Projects


      As part of the "Let's Go CT!" plan, Connecticut's 30-year transportation initiative, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced a series of transportation surveys in order to collect data for several transportation studies.

 

      The studies include surveys to solicit input from residents, students and business professionals about the existing transit system, potential service improvements, commuting on Interstate 84 and demographic information.  Results from the surveys will be used to assist planners and engineers in improving Connecticut's existing and future transportation systems as part of the Let’s Go CT! plan. 

 

      Surveys being conducted First Quarter 2016 include:

1. Comprehensive Hartford Transit Study: January 19-21, 2016, 
www.hartfordtransitstudy.com

  •   Surveys will be conducted onboard buses, online and at bus stops.
2. CT Statewide Transportation Study: March – April 2016,  www.cttransportationstudy.org  
    
  • Household surveys will be conducted online and by phone to update the statewide travel model

3. I-84 Viaduct Reconstruction Project: March – April 2016,  www.i84hartford.com

  • Interstate 84 Stated Preference Survey:  commuter surveys online and at open houses
  • Hartford Transit Onboard & At Stop Survey: to be conducted on buses and at bus stops
  • Hartford Transit Travel Pattern Survey: Passenger “on and off” data to be collected on selected bus routes.

 

The public is encouraged to attend the series of open houses starting next week as part of the Hartford Transit Study:

 

Tuesday, January 19 (*Will also include presentation about the expansion of CTfastrak east of the Connecticut River)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Goodwin College, Community Room, 1 Riverside Dr., East Hartford

  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Whiton Memorial Library, Auditorium, 100 N. Main St., Manchester

 

Wednesday, January 20

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford

  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford

 

Thursday, January 21

  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Windsor Town Hall, Ludlow Room, 275 Broad St., Windsor



Hartford Transit Study staff will also be at the following locations:

 

Tuesday, January 19

  2:00p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Buckland Hills Mall CTtransit Bus Stop, Manchester

 

Wednesday, January 20

  7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., CTfastrak Parkville Station, Hartford

  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Copaco Center CTtransit Bus Stop, Bloomfield

 

Thursday, January 21

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., CTfastrak Flatbush Station, West Hartford
  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wethersfield Shopping Center, CTtransit Bus Stop

An open house will be held for the I-84 Viaduct Reconstruction Project on Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., and Friday, February 26, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street in Hartford.  For information about I-84 Viaduct Reconstruction Project, visit www.i84hartford.com.