Hartford to New York in half an hour. New York to Boston in 90 minutes. Trains zipping through a tunnel under Long Island Sound.
These are all proposals that are under debate as the federal government hosts discussions across the Northeast on the future of passenger rail travel in the region. But for everyone involved, there’s a point where fantasy gives way to reality.
In Connecticut, that reality is a commuter-rail system stuck in the 20th — or even, some argue, the 19th — century.
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