The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed a high speed train route between Boston and Washington, DC. This route does not include a stop in New Haven. The businesses and residents of our city would benefit from the train stopping here. The EDC of New Haven is asking those interested in having the train stop in New Haven to write letters to the FRA providing your thoughts and feelings on this matter. Comments are due by September 14, 2012.
To find out more, including a template for a letter, click HERE.
The EDC Team Alerts You to a Transportation Project Which May Affect Your Business
As you are well aware, one of New Haven’s major economic strengths lies in the City’s intercity and commuter rail services provided by Metro-North, Amtrak and Shoreline East. Recently, the Federal Railroad Administration, which administers high speed rail projects and oversees Amtrak service, announced a 30-year, $151 billion investment proposal. When complete, this investment will provide reliable and more frequent intercity rail service between Boston and Washington, DC. However, the FRA intends to analyze (and Amtrak supports) a new rail line alignment, which would run from New York to Danbury, Hartford, Providence and Boston. The proposal essentially is to create a high speed route that bypasses New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport – three of the state’s major economic centers.