Kevin Bartram | New Britain Herald

With a war of words brewing elsewhere, members of the Capitol Region Council of Governments toured the nearly completed CTfastrak bus route Thursday, contending merely with a few spritzes of rain.

For Ben Barnes, Office of Policy and Management Secretary, it was Sen. John McKinney who rained on the CTfastrak parade. McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor, slammed Gov. Dannel Malloy’s decision to fund the busway instead of railroad infrastructure. Read more