2015 Grant Application Text
This project requested TIGER funds to assist in constructing complete streets within walking distance of CTfastrak stations, supporting multi-modal investments CTDOT proposes to make in the five-year ramp up plan of LET’S GO CT!. Project elements in the City of New Britain, City of Hartford, and towns of Newington and West Hartford will collectively result in a number of benefits, particularly quality of life and safety benefits. A portion of this project also abuts North Hartford’s Promise Zone, a federal designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development intended to support invest in communities to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and reduce violent crime. The Hartford portion of this project also meets the existing limits of the City’s TIGER IV project.
2016 Grant Application Text
This project strengthens connections in the CTfastrak bus rapid transit corridor by constructing first and last mile improvements to link low income, transit-dependent neighborhoods with education, services, and employment. It includes complete streets improvements in: Hartford’s Promise Zone neighborhood and downtown extending and connecting to the City’s Intermodal Triangle TIGER IV project; a portion of New Park Avenue in West Hartford to assist on-going TOD efforts; and in New Britain. It also includes placemaking improvements to a bridge reconnecting neighborhoods to CTfastrak.