Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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Enfield, Connecticut council designates $670,000 for train platform for CTrail Hartford Line

ENFIELD — The Town Council unanimously voted on Oct. 7 to transfer $670,000 from the general fund into a separate…

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Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to purchase new rail cars

By Andrew Larson, Republican-American, Citizen’s News; October 9, 2019 WATERBURY — The state Department of Transportation plans to purchase 110…

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Connecticut: U-Pass, a game-changer for some students

By Jim Cameron, The Connecticut Mirror; October 1, 2019 Imagine having an unlimited-rides pass on all public transit in Connecticut,…

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Fast track concept from Danbury, Connecticut to Grand Central Terminal in New York City awarded $1 million feasibility study

By Rob Ryser, newstimes.com; September 5, 2019 DANBURY – An idea to reopen an overgrown commuter rail line to Southeast,…

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Denver Union Station Eyed As Model Rehab For New Haven Union Station in Connecticut

By Thomas Breen, New Haven Independent; August 20, 2019 Union Station already has a 112-room hotel, a swanky second-floor bar,…

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Rail safety advocates renew push for Positive Train Control

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; August 20, 2019 — Fifty years after a fatal train crash in Connecticut,which led…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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Connecticut/New York: Passengers describe ‘nightmare’ Metro-North rides during hours-long delays

By Julia Perkins, Connecticut Post; August 4, 2019 Passengers on the New Haven line described “nightmare” train rides from New…

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Connecticut: Shore Line East Resumes Regular Service, with 25% Fewer Riders

By Julia Werth, Connecticut Examiner; July 31, 2019 IN THE REGION — Over the last two years, ridership on Shore…

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Connecticut opinion: The Hartford Line’s success is not so much

Opinion By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; August 2, 2019 Connecticut officials claimed last month that the Hartford Line has been a “resounding…

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New England Opinion: Time is right for Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Berkshire Eagle; July 21, 2019 GREAT BARRINGTON — Major rail efforts are underway in Connecticut and…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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Judge clears path for $1Billion railroad bridge plan in Connecticut

By The Associated Press, The Darien Times; July 9, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared…

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Connecticut: Hartford rail line issues one year report; looks to expand to Boston

By Matt Caron, Fox 61; June 19, 2019 NEW HAVEN — It was a year ago the Hartford Line began…

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Rail investments pay off for public in Connecticut: Editorial

By Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board, Connecticut Post; June 19, 2019 Politicians love a victory lap, and so it was…

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Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut demands Amtrak to reinstate veteran discount

By Hector Ramirez, WTNH News 8; May 31, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – U.S. Senator Blumenthal is calling for…

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Connecticut opinion: Metro-North must adopt better maintenance practices

By Robert Hale and Roger Senserrich, Connecticut Post; May 1, 2019 Gov. Ned Lamont’s 30-30-30 plan represents a long-needed, concrete…

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John Breunig: Connecticut rail tips from strangers on a train

By John Breunig, Editorial Page Editor, The Stamford Advocate; April 28, 2019 I hop aboard the 9:05 a.m. from Danbury…

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Connecticut: Berlin’s $18M town center is latest project spurred by Hartford Rail Line

By Matt Pilon, HartfordBusiness.com; April 22, 2019 As the 4:40 p.m. Hartford Line train accelerated southbound out of Berlin’s new…

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New England: No More Early Morning Commuter Rail Service From Hartford To Springfield

By Alden Bourne, New England Public Radio; April 12, 2019 Starting Monday, there is no longer a train that can…

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Sober reality: Connecticut Department Of Transportation commish says bar cars not likely to return anytime soon on Metro-North New Haven Line

By Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant; April 10, 2019 Riders on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad are stuck —…

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Danbury, Connecticut looks for faster train to New York City

By Katrina Koerting, News Times; April 9, 2019 DANBURY — Plans to use an old passenger rail line by the…

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