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Michael Baker International Wins ACEC/MA Award

CTfastrak - Michael Baker International, Inc. - Downtown New Britain Station

CTfastrak , downtown New Britain station / Michael Baker International, Inc.

Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Michael Baker International, Inc. as a winner of its 2016 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for work on the CTfastrak in Central Connecticut.

The 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala.

Michael Baker International, with world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was retained by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to serve as program manager for the CTfastrak, the state of Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system.

The innovative, high-capacity, cost-effective public transit solution significantly improves travel times through heavily congested areas by using dedicated transit guideways or lanes to avoid traffic and quickly transport passengers to their destinations.

The system offers the speed of a rail system with the flexibility of bus service.