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Feds’ undisclosed ‘preferred route’ for rail lines sparks outrage

The map showing the preferred routes through Connecticut.

WASHINGTON – While the federal government was spending months soliciting feedback from the public on several alternatives for overhauling the railroads in the Northeast corridor, it had already identified a preferred plan that would dramatically change rail travel in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal: Inaction on highway bill could ‘devastate’ plans to fix CT roads

Interstate intersection

WASHINGTON – Congress faces a looming deadline to approve a highway bill if it wants to keep federal transportation dollars from slowing to a trickle in a few weeks, but there’s no consensus on what to do. To press the GOP to action, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other Democrats unveiled a plan Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut risks federal fines for slow adoption of rail-safety system

A Metro North train on the New Haven line

The Federal Railroad Administration said Wednesday it would fine railroad companies and railroad track owners, like the state of Connecticut, if they don’t implement a safety technology known as positive train control by a Dec. 31 deadline. Continue Reading →

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CT says it has six months of transportation funds if Congress fails to act

Putnam bridge

Washington — The law that authorizes federal transportation spending in Connecticut and across the nation runs out at the end of the month, and the fund that pays for that spending is expected to go broke two months later, but Connecticut says it has funding in place for at least six months’ worth of projects if Congress fails to act in time to avert the looming crisis. Continue Reading →

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