Surrounded by a contingent of state and local officials, the ceremonial ribbon was cut by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and state Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker on Friday to officially mark Exit 68 off Interstate-84 as a stop on the DOT commuter bus line to Hartford.
The buses start rolling on Monday, Redeker said.
Town manager Steven Werber said town officials have been having serious talks with state officials for about five years in efforts to bring commuter service to Tolland. On Friday, Wyman, a Tolland resident, said, "We said we'd make it happen and we did."
Officials at the ceremony said it not only takes cars off the road, but is the next step in extending access to and from the University of Connecticut. Service to the Exit 68 Park & Ride lot will be available for the first six trips each morning, for both mid-day trips, and for the final five trips of the evening.
For more information, call CT Transit directly at 860-525-9181 or visit its link.
Updated timetables will be available on buses and online soon.