Conn. High-Speed Rail Gets $120M Boost From DOT

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The state of Connecticut will receive $120 million for a 62-mile high-speed rail project linking its major cities to Springfield, Mass., designated for construction on the piece of the rail corridor that passes through Hartford, U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari said Monday.

With the DOT cash infusion, the state's passenger rail project will add 11 round-trip trains between Hartford and New Haven, nearly tripling the six trains currently servicing the cities, according to the DOT. The funding, pulled from the Federal Railroad Administration's High-Speed Intercity...
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