High cost but not high speedAug 16th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: High Speed Rail, Transportation
Why do Connecticut officials keep calling their toy train linking Springfield and New Haven “high-speed rail”? Gov. M. Jodi Rell will ask the Bond Commission to borrow $260 million to match $220 million (also borrowed) from the feds, to get the “high-speed-rail” project on wheels. They keep tossing out that term, but “high-speed rail” has specific meanings, none of which apply to the Springfield-New Haven scheme.