Posts Tagged ‘ NHHS high-speed rail line ’

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.



NHHS to save 1B gallons of fuel, reduce carbon emissions by 10,000 tons

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that Connecticut is receiving a $120 million grant from the federal government to support the long-planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, Massachusetts high-speed rail line project.

The goal is to establish high-speed, intercity rail service on the 62-mile line within five years that would eventually extend to Vermont and on to Montreal.



Keep Busway moving, by Oz Griebel

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By

Some of the region’s largest corporate, educational and hospital employers are investing millions of dollars to improve and expand their operations in Hartford and New Britain. These extraordinary investments demonstrate confidence in the future of Central Connecticut and are critical to job retention and growth in both cities and the region. We must take advantage

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A Mass Transit New England Ramble

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

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.



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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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.