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Intermodal Triangle Project Public Forum
Hartford Public Library's Center for Contemporary Culture Hartford, CT
Wednesday, May 22nd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The City of Hartford and the iQuilt Partnership will be holding a public forum about Hartford's Intermodal Triangle Project. This project is an implementation of the iQuilt Plan and is funded by the City of Hartford and a TIGER Grant from the US Department of Transportation. The public meeting will have presentations by the City of Hartford the Intermodal Triangle Engineering Design Teams and Suisman Urban Design. Construction on the first phase of the project is expected to bring Spring 2014.
Please join us for an update on plans and to give your input to the City and designers. Please contact Karen Routhier by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 860-728-2276 to confirm your attendance.
iQuilt Plan Update
Wednesday, January 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hartford Public Library's Center for Contemporary Culture
The iQuilt Partnership and the City of Hartford will be holding a public meeting about Hartford's Intermodal Triangle Project. This project is an implementation of the iQuilt Plan and is funded in part by a TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation. The project is about connecting our cultural institutions and making Hartford more walkable by better linking Union Station to Main Street, improving public transit routing through Downtown, and stitching Bushnell Park to the cityscape. Concept plans are nearly complete, engineering design is beginning in January 2013, and construction will begin in the spring of 2014.
Please join us for an update on plans and to give your input.
Please contact Karen Routhier either by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 860-728-2276 to confirm your attendance.
Hartford receives $10M TIGER Grant for Transit Infrastructure at the Heart of the iQuilt Plan
GOV. MALLOY & CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCE $10M FEDERAL GRANT TO STRENGTHEN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN HARTFORD
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Senators Joseph I. Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) today announced that the City of Hartford has been awarded a $10 million federal TIGER IV (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant that will be used to tie transit to the Greater Hartford region’s employment and housing centers in an effort to promote job creation and economic revitalization.
This grant will be used to fund the Intermodal Triangle Project, a major transportation investment in downtown Hartford. The Intermodal Triangle Project is the key to linking the ongoing investments to make Union Station into a regional intermodal transportation hub with the rest of downtown Hartford through improved transit, pedestrian and biking infrastructure. This funding will leverage public investments to advance the city’s role as the region’s center for commerce, culture and urban living through access to a safe and efficient transportation system.
At the center of this vision is increased funding for the city’s “iQuilt Project.” The iQuilt looks to link downtown Hartford’s historical and cultural attractions through a pedestrian walkway known as a “GreenWalk.” Over the last half decade, federal lawmakers representing Hartford have fought for, and received, a number of federal grants that have helped the project progress.
To read the rest of this press release and other articles about the TIGER IV Grant, and what it and the iQuilt plan mean for Hartford and the Greater Hartford Region, visit the News page.
Wayfinding Signs Installed
Eight wayfinding signs have been installed at the intersection of Trumbull St. and Asylum St. The signs are there to promote walking in Downtown Hartford by letting pedestrians know where and how far away many civic and cultural landmarks are located. For more information about these signs, go to the News page.
To view more photos, please visit our Gallery page.
120-Page iQuilt Plan Overview is Now Available!
Free download of this just-released 120-page Overview of the iQuilt Plan (16MB).
Just In: The New iQuilt Pocket Guide!
Free download of this just-released 32-page handy summary and guide of the iQuilt Plan (6MB). Right-click and save to download the file to your desktop. It may take a minute or two.
iQuilt Much in the News
A spate of recent coverage in the media and the press - Hartford Courant, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford News, NBC Connecticut - can be reviewed on our News page.