Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced what was described as “a significant milestone in progress to provide more robust commuter service on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line: the state will be seeking proposals from railroad companies to begin operating the service in 2016.”
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During his heavily promoted appearance at Union Station, federal Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stopped short of offering guarantees of new federal dollars.
While it is well known that Connecticut does not fare particularly well under MAP-21, the federal transportation law adopted last year, the state appears well-positioned to take advantage of a new provision allowing the use of federal highway funds for transit systems like Metro-North and the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Mobilizing the Region.
Commuters will no longer have to wait four hours to catch a train back home from Hartford, after the federal government Monday issued $121 million to send more trains zipping between New Haven and Springfield. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday officially accepted $121 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to turn the little-used north-south
New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Project: Program Update including information on June public hearlingsMay 19th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Public hearings, planned for June, will provide a forum for public comments on the EA/EIE. Comments can also be submitted directly on the program website or by mail. CTDOT will respond to all EA/EIE comments in the final document to be submitted to the FRA by the end of June for consideration and approval by the FRA.
Last week, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) released environmental review documents for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) commuter rail project. According to project documents, the improved NHHS line will bring economic and environmental benefits to the region. Mobilizing the Region reports.
Delays in designing and double-tracking stretches of the 62-mile high-speed rail service linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield have pushed the line’s debut back two years, to 2016.
A representative of the Connecticut Department of Transportation will provide details on the New Haven-Springfield line development at tonight’s town council meeting.
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.
Following Florida’s rejection of $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail funds, Connecticut officials formally submitted an application Monday to use $227 million of the money to improve a rail link from Springfield, Mass., to New Haven.
In 2010, Gov. Jodi Rell’s administration made good on earlier promises to emphasize transit in Connecticut, even as the state went through budget challenges similar to its neighbors.
Matthew Stevenson argues that it’s little wonder everyone drives.
The biggest problem with American public transportation, he writes in NewGeography.com, is that it lacks a critical mass.
The infrequent service is more of a problem than the slow speeds, which could be padded over with comfortable seats, wifi, and better coffee. Amtrak has only one train a day north of Springfield, which in turn has one train to Boston and spotty bus service.
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
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.
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