New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line

Dodd: Commuter Train Key To ‘Smart Growth’ Development In Connecticut — Courant.com

Jun 17th, 2009 | By

Dodd: Commuter Train Key To 'Smart Growth' Development In Connecticut — Courant.com: “As federal bureaucrats on Tuesday announced a strategy to reduce greenhouse gases and urge Americans to live closer to their jobs, Sen. Christopher Dodd cited the New Haven-to-Springfield rail initiative as a key to future ‘smart growth’ development in Connecticut.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Waterbury To Hartford Rail Line Would Be Costly, Official Says — Courant.com

May 21st, 2009 | By

Waterbury To Hartford Rail Line Would Be Costly, Official Says — Courant.com: “BRISTOL — – The New Haven to Springfield commuter rail project is on the fast track, but don’t expect to see passenger trains running from Waterbury to Hartford any time soon, the state’s transportation chief told disappointed business executives Wednesday.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: State wildlife officials record bald eagles’ progress in Western Mass. – MassLive.com

May 16th, 2009 | By

State wildlife officials record bald eagles' progress in Western Mass. – MassLive.com: “WEST SPRINGFIELD – With a typical life span of about 30 years, eagles, which were all but extinct in the state a few decades ago, are now plentiful enough in Massachusetts that many nesting pairs are entering their version of middle age.” Provided

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Region: Bike path launch slated – MassLive.com

May 14th, 2009 | By

Bike path launch slated – MassLive.com: “CHICOPEE – Groundbreaking for the first phase of the new Chicopee River Bike Path-Canal Park is set for May 22 with officials already looking toward Phase 2.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



The Little Rail Line That Could… Or Couldn’t? | New Haven Independent

May 11th, 2009 | By

The Little Rail Line That Could… Or Couldn't? | New Haven Independent: “Commuters, politicians and bureaucrats all said they want commuter train service between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. But will the train ever leave the station?” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Lawmakers optimistic about future of New Haven-Springfield commuter line – The New Haven Register

May 10th, 2009 | By

Lawmakers optimistic about future of New Haven-Springfield commuter line – The New Haven Register: “HARTFORD — A long-stalled project to revive commuter rail service between coastal Connecticut and western Massachusetts is picking up momentum — and may, in time, also pick up federal dollars, officials say.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: Oil Leak Lawsuit | CBS 3 Springfield

May 5th, 2009 | By

Oil Leak Lawsuit | CBS 3 Springfield: “A company taking down an abandoned paper mill in Holyoke claims it got hit with a bill that wasn’t theirs after an oil leak went into the Connecticut River.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Go For The Rail Money — Courant.com

Apr 26th, 2009 | By

Go For The Rail Money — Courant.com: “Worcester, Mass., is now the second-largest city in New England. Its population has grown by 9 percent since 1980. Why? The train. With the extension of commuter rail service from Boston, people have moved out to Worcester to take advantage of lower housing prices and other amenities. Good

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Advocates want transit projects sped up – The New Haven Register

Apr 24th, 2009 | By

Advocates want transit projects sped up – The New Haven Register: “NEW HAVEN —Mass transit advocates gathered at Union Station Thursday evening to identify ways to catalyze action on slow-moving projects, including the long-discussed New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line. The meeting was one of numerous discussions taking place across the country, facilitated by Washington, D.C.-based transit

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Region: Firm eyes N. Springfield hydro-power possibilities: Rutland Herald Online

Apr 24th, 2009 | By

Firm eyes N. Springfield hydro-power possibilities: Rutland Herald Online: “Blue Heron Hydro LLC has filed a preliminary permit request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study the hydro potential of the dam, which was built in the late 1950s.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Idea Of Commuter Rail Service Between Springfield And New Haven Gets Boost — Courant.com

Apr 17th, 2009 | By

Idea Of Commuter Rail Service Between Springfield And New Haven Gets Boost — Courant.com: “NEW HAVEN – The long-discussed idea to create commuter train service between New Haven and Springfield got a shot of turbo-momentum Thursday when President Barack Obama announced a $13 billion stimulus package that might pay for it.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Region: Connecticut River’s health to be studied – MassLive.com

Apr 17th, 2009 | By

Connecticut River's health to be studied – MassLive.com: “The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission are seeking volunteers to participate in a water quality monitoring project on the river.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Connecticut’s 2009 Legislative Session: Issues taken up and left for next year | CT Environmental Headlines via CT Earth Net

Apr 14th, 2009 | By

Connecticut’s 2009 Legislative Session: Issues taken up and left for next year | CT Environmental Headlines via CT Earth Net: From CTEarthNet Executive Director Brendan Hanrahan: A look back at 368 environmental bills introduced in the 2009 session gives a view of issues that may be acted upon–and those that may wait for another year.

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Springfield Union Station Redevelopment Update — Agreement Within "Next Few Months"? | Working on the Railroad

Mar 30th, 2009 | By

Springfield Union Station Redevelopment Update — Agreement Within "Next Few Months"? | Working on the Railroad: “With encouraging news breaking lately about commuter rail services running South and North from Springfield (‘Governors of Mass., Conn. lobby Amtrak to expand commuter rail service between Springfield and New Haven,’ Mar. 25, Springfield Republican, ‘Expanded rail service considered,’

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Governors tout rail plan – MassLive.com

Mar 26th, 2009 | By

Governors tout rail plan – MassLive.com: “The governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut have invited Amtrak to join the states in a project to expand commuter rail between Springfield and New Haven, Conn.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Obama signs bill sending millions to Western Mass. – MassLive.com

Mar 11th, 2009 | By

Obama signs bill sending millions to Western Mass. including $1M to clean up CSO pollution in the Connecticut River – MassLive.com: “BOSTON – President Barack H. Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill on Wednesday that includes important money for health care, education, and public safety in Western Massachusetts. Includes $1 million for the Pioneer

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Wheels Moving On Thompsonville Transit Center — Courant.com

Mar 11th, 2009 | By

Wheels Moving On Thompsonville Transit Center — Courant.com: “ENFIELD — The design process will begin soon for the proposed transit center in the Thompsonville section. If work proceeds as expected, bus service would start within two years, and the center would be ready for rail service when a planned New Haven-Springfield line is completed in

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Continuing the commuter rail discussion | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

Mar 5th, 2009 | By

Continuing the commuter rail discussion | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network: “Lots of thoughts and ideas out of John Dankosky’s discussion of the New Haven to Springfield commuter rail project with Representitive David McCluskey and Urban Compass blogger Heather Brandon.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Design New Haven: Q-Bridge: Built for 2X the Actual Traffic Volume?

Mar 2nd, 2009 | By

Q-Bridge: Built for 2X the Actual Traffic Volume? | Design New Haven: “Was the mammoth new Q-Bridge, aka the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing, planned for hundreds of thousands of vehicles that simply won’t exist? Seems like a good question as work on the foundations for the bridge begins to progress. The bridge is now

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Housing Key To Transit — Courant.com

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Housing Key To Transit — Courant.com: “Finally, Connecticut is getting serious about transit. Many experts persuasively argue that a commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield and better connecting the region with New York and Boston, along with other transit projects such as the Hartford-New Britain busway, can relieve congestion and auto emissions,

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