The state is adding additional tracks that will make rail commuting possible when the project is complete in 2016. Meanwhile, a major bus rapid transit project — CT Fastrack — will link Hartford, New Britain, and adjoining towns along a 9.4-mile route. The $550 million project will be completed next year.
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The City of Hartford’s efforts, which benefited from a federal TIGER grant awarded last month, offer a good model. The grant will fund complete street improvements, including bus lanes, bike lanes, and pedestrian safety improvements on streets near Hartford’s Union Station, where both new services will stop. Mobilizing the Region reports.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
With plans to pursue federal money to get high-speed rail on track in the state, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she would ask the State Bond Commission to authorize $260 million in borrowing to pay for double-tracking a rail line between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. via Gov. M. Jodi Rell seeks state OK to
Gov. M. Jodi Rell is set to call today for one of the state’s biggest bond issues in recent memory when she proposes selling $260 million in bonds to make improvements to the New Haven-to-Springfield rail line. The money is intended to attract an additional $220 million in federal aid to begin building a high-speed
Next Thursday, July 29, DOT representatives from Connecticut, Vermont and Massachussetts will lead a discussion on the environmental impact of the planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) high-speed rail line. According to Governor Rell, “this project has tremendous economic development potential for Connecticut and will go a long way to ease congestion on heavily traveled Interstate 91.”
Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that a public informational meeting is scheduled for July 29 in Hartford to discuss environmental issues surrounding the planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, Mass., high-speed rail line. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Union Station, located at One Union Place in downtown Hartford.
Regional Agreement Promotes Transportation Efficiencies Governor M. Jodi Rell has announced that Connecticut has joined with 10 other states and the District of Columbia to work together on regional transportation initiatives that will ultimately reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. “Together we will clear the air and clear the way for a
SPRINGFIELD – The Black River Action Team has received national recognition for its grass-roots cleanup and education efforts. The Black River flows into the Connecticut River, and BRAT’s efforts dovetail with those of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, which has performed a “source to sea” cleanup for the last 13 years. via Springfield river group