Posts Tagged ‘ high speed rail ’

Would you want a DC-Boston high speed train to stop in New Haven? Then submit a comment.

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

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.

Capitol Connection: The future of public transportation in Connecticut

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

From the office of State Sen. KEVIN WITKOS Reading the news lately, there has been an increased focus on the future of public transportation in our state. From the now infamous New Britain-to-Hartford busway to new plans for high-speed rail, these issues are important public policy decisions that will affect all of us — commuters

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DOT to Present Train Station Development Details in West Hartford Tonight

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

A representative of the Connecticut Department of Transportation will provide details on the New Haven-Springfield line development at tonight’s town council meeting.

Making Hartford and Connecticut Competitive – Hartford Courant

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

Colorful buses will not make Hartford competitive. A new, catchy slogan will not change the business landscape. Dyeing the Connecticut River oxblood red might earn notice on NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” but do nothing to bring new jobs and opportunities to Hartford. Successful rebranding and marketing Hartford and its region ultimately demands substance.

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Dealing With The Nuts And Bolts Of I-91 Corridor Commuter Rail Service

Aug 5th, 2011 | By

After years of rolling along without public opposition, the proposal for Springfield-to-New Haven commuter rail service is taking some hard bounces in Wallingford.

Premier Wen boards bullet train as Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail starts operation

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

The first commercial bullet train set off from Beijing South Railway Station on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, in Beijing, capital of China, June 30, 2011. The 1,318-kilometer railway, starting from Beijing and ending at Shanghai, opened to traffic on Thursday, cutting the single-way time between the two cities to under five hours.

Connecticut awarded $30M for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield High Speed Rail Project

May 9th, 2011 | By

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded $30 million in federal funding for the third phase of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) high-speed intercity passenger rail project.

The money is part of the $2 billion that the U.S. Department of Transportation opened for applications in March after it was declined by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Could the tides be turning on high speed rail?

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

The League of Conservation Voter’s partner, Transportation for America, reports that Florida Republican John Mica could be a key ally on high-speed rail.

Transportation critical to state’s economic engine: Malloy

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

Gov. Malloy joined U.S. Rep. John Larson, PA Rep. Bill Shuster, state and federal officials and other stakeholders at Hartford’s Union Station to discuss efforts to build the New Haven-Springfield rail line and increase high speed rail access in New England.

2011 Transportation agenda: Find a way to pay for it.

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

The first transportation problem Gov. Dan Malloy and the General Assembly must solve in 2011 is financial.

Amtrak Envisions High-Speed Rail in Northeast Corridor

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

A Next-Generation High-Speed Rail service could be successfully developed in the Northeast with trains operating up to 220 mph on a new two-track corridor resulting in a trip time of about three hours between Washington and Boston, according to an Amtrak concept plan released earlier this week.

Statement on Bond Commission’s Release of Funds For New Haven-Springfield Line

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign applauds Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell for her strong support of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line, as shown by the State Bond Commission’s decision to release $260 million for the project today. Her support of this project puts Connecticut in the best possible position to receive funding from the second round of

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High cost but not high speed

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

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

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Mass., VT governors support NHHS high-speed rail line

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that her colleagues from Massachusetts and Vermont – Governors Deval Patrick and Jim Douglas, respectively – have joined her in strongly supporting Connecticut’s application to the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) for a $220 million grant for construction work on the long-planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, Massachusetts high-speed commuter rail line.

Rail bonds to have big impact

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

NEW BRITAIN — The probable favorable decision on a $260 million bond appropriation for the long-planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, Mass., high-speed commuter rail line has state Sen. Donald DeFronzo both elated and concerned about the impact on central Connecticut area. via Rail bonds to have big impact – The New Britain Herald.

Connecticut Applies for $220M Federal Grant for NHHS High-Speed Rail Line

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

Application Jointly Supported by Governors and Members of Congress from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced Connecticut has formally submitted its application to the Federal Rail Administration for a $220 million grant for construction work on the long-planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, Massachusetts high-speed commuter rail line – the capstone project in the governor’s

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Rell Announces $226M for Completion of Commuter Rail Car Fleet

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that more than $226 million to purchase an additional 80 commuter rail cars for Metro-North’s New Haven Line is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets August 11. Three hundred of the M-8 rail cars are already on order and the first of the cars are

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Governor Rell Announces $260 Million in Bonding for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Line

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that $260 million in state funding for a dramatic upgrade of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail corridor is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets Aug. 11 in Hartford. The ultimate goal is high-speed intercity rail service on the 62-mile line within five years. The $260

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Planning for high-speed rail on track

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

Hartford – Transportation officials are working to keep plans on track for high-speed trains running through Connecticut, western Massachusetts and Vermont. The three states have received a total of $160 million in federal economic stimulus money for track improvements to link high-speed trains from New York City to New Haven, and north to Hartford, Springfield,

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True high-speed rail would revolutionize Northeast travel from Boston to Washington, D.C.

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

By Alex Marshall If trains zipped between Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington at average speeds of 160 mph-plus, with local service to smaller cities as well, this would give the Northeast a leg up on Chicago, Seattle or Los Angeles and help it keep pace with London, Shanghai and other world cities

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