Governor Lamont, Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $2 Billion From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Rail Projects Across the State
Governor Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Representative John Larson (CT-01), U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-04), and U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes (CT-05) today announced the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected ten projects in Connecticut for a total of nearly $2 billion in federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The grants are funded through the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program, which received an increase of $24 billion thanks to the IIJA.
CTDOT has entered into a contract with Alstom for the single-level rail coach cars, which are valued at $315 million. Delivery of the first cars is expected in 2026. The cars will be prioritized for use on the Hartford Line, as well as the branches of the New Haven Line.
Norwalk River Railroad (Walk) Bridge Project Improves Speeds Along the Busiest Rail Line in the Country
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that effective Tuesday, May 24, 2022, electric trains will begin running on Shore Line East (SLE).
Governor Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Giulietti Meet With New Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner To Discuss Opportunities to Advance Rail in Connecticut
During the meeting, Governor Lamont reinforced that now is the time to invest in rail infrastructure and bring faster trains to Connecticut, which will improve the state’s economy, growth, and quality of life.
Governor Lamont Announces Time for CT: An Actionable Plan To Deliver Faster Trains and Improved Travel Time in Connecticut
Governor Lamont’s Vision of Faster Trains is Manifesting; TIME FOR CT is the Foundational and Transformational Plan Connecticut Commuters Have Been Asking For
Governor Lamont: Continued Investments in the New Haven Rail Line Are Needed for the State to Realize Its Full Economic Potential
Governor Says State Can’t Neglect the Busiest Commuter Rail Line in America