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Connecticut submits $227 million high-speed rail bid

(The following appeared on the Connecticut Post website on April 5, 2011.)

STAMFORD, Conn. — 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.

The New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield line is intended to provide a link between central Connecticut, lower Fairfield County and New York north to Massachusetts.

The money would be applied to the third phase of the project, which would put a second track between Hartford and Springfield, according to the DOT.

Connecticut has already committed $259.3 million in matching funds toward the $880 million project to upgrade the 62-mile line, which is owned and operated by Amtrak, to provide more frequent service and speeds of up to 110 mph, according to the DOT.

The full story is on the Connecticut Post website.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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