Let’s be honest. Do you think a new logo for Hartford is going to help boost tourism in a town where I was raised? Are people going to want to come to Hartford when the advertisement of Hartford goes public? Consider the three proposed logos designed by The Cundari Group. The three logos show the three ways how Hartford can attract visitors and help put the city back on the New England tourist map. Each logo is unique in it’s own way.
Zula, Pietro’s Pizza, Mooyah — to name a few — are some of the new businesses in the heart of Downtown and, I can admit, they look fabulous. But there are still a few wrinkles that not even a new logo can fix.
The first logo is based upon the slogan “Hartford: Make Your Own History,” comprising five letter “H”s in a circle, forming a star at the center. “What’s Your Hartford Moment?” the second slogan is accompanied by a mosaic using the letter “H.” For the third campaign, “Hartford: What Do You Want To Do Today?”, the logo comprises the letter “H” being surrounded by arrows.
Logo, or no logo, Hartford’s got their work cut out for them for their quest to become a rising star once again.
Connecticut is pleased to put the new 60-foot buses onto its cities’ streets. The Hartford division of CT Transit will unveil Connecticut’s first high-capacity articulated transit buses set to arrive this fall. The model is called the LFS Artic from Nova Bus, the same company whose buses Connecticut leased some 15 years ago.
But before the buses can hit Hartford streets, CT Transit has to make some changes with the bus stops in Downtown Hartford. The changes include, but are not limited to, the discontinuation of bus stop for Route 30 (Bradley Flyer) at Travelers and the bust stop for Route 69 (Capitol Avenue) in front of Bushnell Towers. More information about the bus stop changes around Downtown Hartford can be seen on www.cttransit.com.
Starting tomorrow, March 7, 2010, the 42 route line from the CT Transit Hartford Division is being split into two different routes, the 40 and the 42. The reason for this action is to help its customers better identify the route(s) they need, and more quickly get to their destination.
40–North Main Street: The 40 (formerly 42N) route will serve the entire length of Main Street in Hartford, past the Hartford-Windsor line, then continue to the Wilson Park & Ride just off Windsor Avenue in Windsor. This route will also serve the Dept. of Social Services on 3580 Main Street and the Board of Education Services for the Blind at the corner of Meadow Road and Windsor Avenue. Furthermore, the DSS and the BESB will also be served by any trip on the 32, 34, 36, and 92 except the 36X.
42–Barbour Street: The 42 route dropped the “B” from its name. It will serve Main Street up to Capen Street before turning left at that intersection. Then it will continue to Barbour Street, Cleveland Avenue, and Tower Avenue. It will also serve Unity Plaza on Barbour Street and Barbour School on Tower Avenue, both in Hartford.
An updated schedule and map are posted on CTTRANSIT’s website.
Meriden, Conn. area chocoholics will have to go elsewhere to satisfy their sweet tooth. As of today, the Lindt Chocolate store inside the Westfield Shoppingtown Meriden is closed. I don’t know why they closed today but AFAIK, the Lindt sign was taken down and the store was as good as bare. This turns out to be more bitter than sweet. But I wonder……are all Lindt stores closing their doors forever?
Also, starting Monday, March 8, you can board the bus from Hartford to Central CT State University. CT Transit is extending trips on the 69–Capitol Avenue route from its current terminus at Veterans’ Hospital in Newington all the way to serve Central CT State University in New Britain, while making easy connections with New Britain Transportation’s O–Oak Street and S–Stanley Street routes. These trips will run Monday through Saturday. If only the New Britain buses started running on Sundays…