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Legislative PRI Committee

New Haven to Springfield Rail Project Update

This study provided a point-in-time status report on all the aspects of the New Haven to Springfield Rail Project to date. It brought together information from the project's many interested parties, including AMTRAK, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, regional planning organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and local governments.


The PRI committee approved the update topic at its April 17, 2014, meeting and the update scope on May 15, 2014. PRI staff has worked on this study, which has involve identifying up-to-date project funding, planning, and timeline information, as well as relevant state and federal programs and laws.

On October 1, 2014, committee staff presented an update on the status report, followed by a public hearing. On December 11, 2014, a final status report was presented to the committee.


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