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State To Give $5.4 Million to 10 Towns For Transit-Centered Development

State To Give $5.4 Million to 10 Towns For Transit-Centered Development

The state will pump more than $5 million into projects in New Britain, Berlin and Windsor Locks as it tries to spur development along CTfastrak regional bus system and the soon-to-be-completed Hartford Line rail service.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the grants Wednesday morning as part of a $15 million plan for encouraging so-called transit-oriented development of apartments, retailers and commercial businesses across the state.

Clinton, East Windsor, Madison, Norwalk, Stratford, Wallingford, Winsted and several communities in southeastern Connecticut also will benefit from the grants, in most cases using the money to improve pedestrian and cycling access.

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