New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line

Keep New Haven-Springfield Rail Project On Track — Courant.com

Dec 14th, 2009 | By

Better rail service on the New HavenHartfordSpringfield line is too important to be partisan. New commuter and high-speed service can change transportation and development patterns in the state’s central corridor for the better. The project needs to keep moving forward. So can’t we just work together? via Keep New Haven-Springfield Rail Project On Track —

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High-Speed Rail, Or Business As Usual? — Courant.com

Dec 8th, 2009 | By

If this new railroad line between New Haven and Springfield is such a good idea, why are our leaders doing their petulant best to ruin its chances? We need to show that we want this economy-changing transportation investment. Instead, it’s starting to look like the same old politics is at work. via High-Speed Rail, Or

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Rail v. Busway, by Richard Stowe | railtec.org

Dec 3rd, 2009 | By

Rail v. busway and the political realities of both Stowe: Have you been following the New Britain Busway proposal? Transportation professional: Only somewhat. I know the basics. Stowe: Is the proposal as designed a good idea? Transportation professional: From what I’ve heard it’s good, but not great. Stowe: Proponents cite estimates of 15,000 daily riders,

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Officials Wonder If Upgrading Rail Line Will Be Worthwhile, Produce Results — Courant.com

Nov 2nd, 2009 | By

HARTFORD — – When federal officials evaluate the idea of upgrading the New Haven-to-Springfield rail line to accommodate high-speed trains, they’ll have two core questions: Is the project worthwhile, and can it deliver results quickly? At a weekend conference about the future of America’s rail systems, several experts said the New Haven-to-Springfield plan — along

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Hartford rail link due $26M for redesign | Hartford Business

Oct 23rd, 2009 | By

Connecticut is earmarking $26 million for the design of double-tracking portions of the rail line connecting New Haven, Hartford and Springfield – the next step in developing a new commuter rail service linking the cities. Funding approval was expected when the state Bond Commission met Oct 30, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said. The design is

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Event: Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling to discuss bike and other transportation issues at meeting Oct. 9

Oct 6th, 2009 | By

Representatives from RailTEC (Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling), nystea.net and the New England Rail Coalition will be meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at New Haven City Hall (Meeting Room #3), 165 Church St., New Haven, CT, to discuss 2010 State Legislation related to MNR/Shoreline East State Street (New Haven) stop, Federal bikes-on-trains legislation,

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Statewide Port Authority, Commuter Rail Among Rell’s Economic Plan — Courant.com

Sep 16th, 2009 | By

After years of criticism that the state lacks a cohesive economic plan, Gov. M. Jodi Rell today released what she called “the state’s first-ever Economic Strategic Plan.” The plan calls for a statewide port authority comprising the harbors in Bridgeport, New Haven and New London, along with the state’s airports, including Bradley International Airport. via

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Mass. College Opens Green Residence Hall | WWLP via Alternative Energy Retailer

Aug 29th, 2009 | By

Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., is starting the school semester by unveiling a new student residence that features geothermal and solar thermal systems. via Mass. College Opens Green Residence Hall | WWLP via Alternative Energy Retailer.



A Full-Court Press For Rail Funds — Courant.com

Aug 24th, 2009 | By

A Full-Court Press For Rail Funds — Courant.com: “On Thursday, nearly two dozen business, environmental, housing and transportation leaders from Connecticut and around New England wrote to the Federal Railroad Administration urging the agency to commit high-speed rail stimulus funds to the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail project.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Rare Springfield bridge etching; out-of-print birder’s tome among Council offerings | Connecticut River Watershed Council

Aug 22nd, 2009 | By

Rare Springfield bridge etching; out-of-print birder’s tome among Council offerings | Connecticut River Watershed Council: “Greenfield, MA August 21, 2009. Fundraising has taken a new turn at the Connecticut River Watershed Council, “Each year we hold an on-line auction in tandem with our annual meeting,” says Richard Ewald, Director of Planning and Development, “While preparing

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Dodd: Connecticut Has Solid Chance Of Receiving Funds For New Haven-Springfield Rail – Courant.com

Jul 27th, 2009 | By

Dodd: Connecticut Has Solid Chance Of Receiving Funds For New Haven-Springfield Rail – Courant.com: “HARTFORD – As Connecticut tries to grab a share of $8 billion in stimulus funds to build a high-speed rail system, the competition will be severe. Thirty-nine states want that same money, and the government would need more than $100 billion

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Long-Distance Runaround | Fairfield County Weekly

Jul 22nd, 2009 | By

Long-Distance Runaround | Fairfield County Weekly: “Everyone seems to agree that an ambitious New Haven/Hartford/Springfield commuter rail plan is an inspiring idea, but is it realistic? State Sen. Donald DeFronzo: he’s skeptical.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Our view: State ignores region’s railroad need – Norwich Bulletin

Jul 16th, 2009 | By

Our view: State ignores region’s railroad need – Norwich Bulletin: “We were pleased to see Gov. M. Jodi Rell is proceeding with efforts to establish high-speed rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Mass. We only wish the governor would show the same enthusiasm for another rail project in this state, one that is

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New England Governors Support Springfield-New Haven Rail Line – Courant.com

Jul 14th, 2009 | By

New England Governors Support Springfield-New Haven Rail Line – Courant.com: “HARTFORD – Upgrading Amtrak’s line through the center of the state would attract more riders, speed up trips and ensure more trains arrive on time, according to Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s application for $800 million in federal stimulus aid.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Mass.: Governors join hands for rail plan – MassLive.com

Jul 14th, 2009 | By

Governors join hands for rail plan – MassLive.com: “BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick is seeking federal stimulus money for boosting passenger rail service between Springfield and Vermont and establishing commuter rail service between Springfield and Worcester.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



State Formally Applies for Stimulus Funds For New Haven to Springfield Rail Line | Gov. M. Jodi Rell

Jul 11th, 2009 | By

State Formally Applies for Stimulus Funds For New Haven to Springfield Rail Line | Gov. M. Jodi Rell: “Governor M. Jodi Rell announced the state is proceeding with its efforts to establish high-speed rail service between New Haven and Springfield by applying for a share of the $8 billion in stimulus funds available for high-speed

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CT seeks stimulus money for high-speed rail to MA – BostonHerald.com

Jul 11th, 2009 | By

CT seeks stimulus money for high-speed rail to MA – BostonHerald.com: “NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell says her state has applied for a share of $8 billion in stimulus funds for high-speed rail projects as it works to link New Haven and Springfield, Mass., with high-speed trains.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Mass.: Riverfront land ‘remarkable’ gift – MassLive.com

Jul 8th, 2009 | By

Riverfront land 'remarkable' gift – MassLive.com: “HOLYOKE – The Sisters of Providence has given 25 acres of land along the Connecticut River near Jones Ferry Marina to the nonprofit Trustees of the Reservation to ensure the parcel is kept in conservation for perpetuity.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



New Haven-Springfield Commuter System Getting Serious Look – Courant.com

Jul 6th, 2009 | By

New Haven-Springfield Commuter System Getting Serious Look – Courant.com: “Establishing a full-scale commuter train system paralleling I-91 has shot to the top of the Department of Transportation’s ‘to do’ list this year, prompted by the hope of landing federal stimulus grants to modernize the existing rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.” Provided by

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Ex-agricultural chief lands federal position – MassLive.com

Jul 4th, 2009 | By

Ex-agricultural chief lands federal position – MassLive.com: “The small farmer in New England now has a big advocate in Washington with the appointment of former Massachusetts Agricultural Commissioner Jonathan ‘Jay’ L. Healy of Charlemont as the region’s Director of Rural Development.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com