7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

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

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR: U.S. railroads’ intermodal volume climbs in Week 38
25 years later, Sunset Limited mystery still unsolved
Norfolk Southern to idle hump at Enola Yard
Jump in U.S. coal railroad volumes in 2021 driving up sentiment
Class I railroads eye U.S.-Mexico intermodal opportunities
Railway collisions plummet nationwide, but not in Illinois
Union Pacific to report Q3 2020 results on October 22
Sen. Daines urges fellow Senators to stop Amtrak cuts
Rail group says Amtrak cuts will cost Kansas
Amtrak-led coalition wins another Southwest Chief grant
Q&A: RRB financial reports
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines