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December 21, 2016

Holiday Travel Estimated To Exceed Record

by Cara Rosner | Dec 21, 2016 12:15pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

AAA travel graphic A record 103 million people nationwide plan to travel for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to AAA, so those heading to see family and friends this week and next will have plenty of company.

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December 16, 2016

Connecticut Officials Say Federal Railroad Proposal Is Still D.O.A.

by Christine Stuart | Dec 16, 2016 4:26pm
Posted to: Business | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | New London | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Stonington | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Mystic

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HARTFORD, CT — Federal railroad officials endorsed a controversial plan to bring high-speed rail through a historic part of Old Lyme as part of the new Old Saybrook-to-Rhode Island bypass for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. But no one in Connecticut seems to be on board.

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November 21, 2016

More Travelers In New England Hitting The Road for Thanksgiving

by Cara Rosner | Nov 21, 2016 12:30pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | DMV | Rail

Shutterstock More people than last year plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and, as usual, the vast majority will be hitting the road, according to AAA.

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October 28, 2016

Malloy Touts Improvements To Rail in Branford

by Jack Kramer | Oct 28, 2016 1:35pm
Posted to: Town News | Branford | Transportation | Rail

Jack Kramer photo BRANFORD, CT — Three years after work started, town and state officials, including the governor, Friday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Branford train station.

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October 4, 2016

Rail And Bus Fares To Increase In December

by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2016 4:00pm
Posted to: Transportation | Rail

Peter Hvizdak — New Haven Register Fare increases ranging from 6 to 16.7 percent on Connecticut’s rail and bus systems will be hitting Connecticut commuters in the pocketbook come December.

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September 30, 2016

Bond Commission Approves Money For Rail Improvements

by Jack Kramer | Sep 30, 2016 12:31pm
Posted to: State Budget | Transportation | Rail

Christine Stuart photo The state Bond Commission Friday approved tax obligation bond requests for $282.6 million in transportation projects, including $60 million for the double tracking of the Hartford rail line and $200 million to buy 60 rail cars for the New Haven line.

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September 8, 2016

Documents Contradicting Statements About Future Rail Route Emerge Then Disappear

by Jack Kramer | Sep 8, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Town News | Lyme | Old Lyme | Local Politics | Transportation | Rail


Two groups opposed to a new high-speed Amtrak rail line through an historic section of Old Lyme are claiming that records they obtained show that recent public hearings are a charade and that approval for the project is a done deal despite opposition.

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