Weekend Bicycle Trek Puts Spotlight On Hopes For High-Speed Rail – Courant.com

Mar 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Bicycling, Transportation

As the riders rested outside the Capitol on Monday, House Speaker Chris Donovan and Rep. David McCluskey, D-West Hartford, pledged to bring legislators, state congressional members and Gov. M. Jodi Rell together to set strategy for landing the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid that will be needed to build a system for 110-mph trains linking Springfield and New Haven to Amtrak’s heavily traveled Boston-to- Washington corridor. The same system also would accommodate slower commuter trains making more frequent stops.

via Weekend Bicycle Trek Puts Spotlight On Hopes For High-Speed Rail – Courant.com.

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HARTFORD — While many students are spending their Spring Breaks in Cancun or Palm Beach or other exotic locations, a dedicated group of ConnPIRG students are using their Spring Break to build support for the High-Speed Rail service between New Haven to Springfield, here in Connecticut.

via Students Lead “High Speed Rail Tour” Across Connecticut | TheHartfordGuardian.com.

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