Posts Tagged ‘ commuter rail ’

August 2014 had record ridership on Shore Line East commuter rail

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that ridership on Shore Line East – the commuter rail line between New Haven and New London – set a new record last month with 63,959 passenger trips.

Connecticut Seeks Development Near Busway, New Commuter Rail

May 1st, 2014 | By

Connecticut has put together a $15 million pot of public and private money to spur new housing and commercial development along the CTfastrak busway and Springfield-New Haven commuter rail route, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday. New residential and business development along the routes are key goals for Connecticut, which is pumping roughly $1 billion

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Rails to Trails advocates threaten potential scenic commuter rail corridor

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

A critical passenger railroad right-of-way corridor is under attack by rails to trails advocates. Their plan would eliminate the possibility of direct passenger rail service between New London and Hartford. If revived as a passenger rail corridor, this could be one of the most spectacular scenic train rides in New England.

Advice For Connecticut: Start Planning Now To Make Economic Advantage Of New Commuter Rail Line

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

ROCKY HILL — As Connecticut draws closer to building a commuter rail system between New Haven and Springfield,businesses and municipalities must start planning now for how they will use the new transportation link to generate jobs and revive struggling cities, planner David Kooris said Tuesday. Dallas, Denver and similar cities with new mass transit systems

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Conn. train riders toast bar cars

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

If anyone doubted that Connecticut’s train commuters like their bar cars, a new survey puts that notion to rest. Ninety percent of people who took the survey by the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council want bar car service to continue on Metro-North and 82 percent said they use the cars when their train has one. via

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8 bids received for West Haven rail station

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

WEST HAVEN — The state Department of Transportation has received bids for construction of the Metro-North train station, and is expected to award a contract to the low bidder in September. Assistant City Planner Harry Eberhart confirmed the DOT had recently received eight bids. The lowest was $37.3 million from Manafort Brothers Inc. in Plainville.

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Commuter rail bonding hastens state’s decline – Chris Powell via the Middletown Press

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

Having spent years watching public transit agency buses lumbering mostly empty along city and suburban streets, many of Connecticut’s pipe-dreaming officeholders have been inspired by the federal government. Why not match the mostly empty buses with a mostly empty commuter railroad system from New Haven to Hartford to Springfield, Mass.? via CHRIS POWELL: Commuter rail

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