Merchants along Capitol Avenue in Hartford say that the permanent closure of key local street – prompted by construction of the new busway – is hurting their businesses.
They are criticizing Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra for dropping opposition to Gov. Dannel Malloy’s ongoing plans for a 9.4-mile, 11-stop busway that is being constructed between downtown New Britain and Union Station in Hartford.
Courant reporters Jenna Carlesso and Don Stacom have the story as follows:
“It’s as though we really don’t matter,” Iacobucci said Thursday, sitting at a table in her shop, visibly shaken. “We’re the ones here every day — running a business, living here, letting our kids go to school here — and it’s as though we don’t even count. The city leadership owes residents a better explanation for what happened.”
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