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Connecticut to announce $121 million for high-speed rail between Springfield and New Haven
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Posted on 10/02/2012 5:14:12 PM PDT by matt04

State and federal officials are set to announce $121 million in federal funding for a high-speed rail project between New Haven and Springfield, Mass.

In addition to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who will announce the funding, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin support the 62-mile project.

It calls for service every 30 minutes during peak periods and every 60 minutes at other times. Speeds would reach up to 110 miles an hour. Malloy's office projects 1.26 million riders annually by 2030.

The state says it expects to finish design work next year and launch service in 2016. As of last year, Connecticut earmarked $286 million in bonding for the projected cost of $800 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: malloy; newhaven; rail; springfield
Amtrak already has plenty of trains running between Springfield and New Haven.

http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/118/785/Boston-Springfield-DC-Schedule-070212.pdf

1 posted on 10/02/2012 5:14:14 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Yet another big spending boondoggle from the Kenyan.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 5:15:40 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: matt04

Barry handing out the taxpayers’ money to buy himself votes?


3 posted on 10/02/2012 5:16:23 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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4 posted on 10/02/2012 5:17:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: matt04

oh goody more trains..... thank you lord Obama.

I like the trains in Europe.... I’d rather see rockets in the U.S. (Innovation in the US is dying in the hands of the government)


5 posted on 10/02/2012 5:17:55 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: matt04

Willie Green would be proud.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 5:19:12 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: matt04

I don’t care because I got my Obama phone.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 5:19:12 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: matt04

More union members...more Dem votes.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 5:20:13 PM PDT by what's up
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To: matt04

“$121 million in federal funding”

i sure hope those people in new england remember to thank the good people of florida (and other states) for paying for their jobs program

i’m so glad 50%+ of my day can help people 1500 miles away that regard FL with contempt

/sarc

if you didn’t know, when more then half your day isn’t your own... that’s when you know you’re a slave


9 posted on 10/02/2012 5:21:21 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: matt04

Didn’t Bostom have something called the “Big Dig” that cost us taxpayers about 1000 X what was originally projected, and then as soon as they finished, it started falling apart and killing people?

I guess they need another 50 year project to feed the trolls.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 5:21:30 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: matt04

OK.....that’s 62 miles, and for the sake of the discussion, it does 110mph the whole way.....and they’re going to have a train leaving every 30 minutes....must have two tracks.....


12 posted on 10/02/2012 5:26:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: matt04

Just another waste of the soon to be impoverished Tax Payers dollars.

This Governor is crazy.

j


13 posted on 10/02/2012 5:34:09 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: matt04

Moron Malloy somehow thinks these new boondogle transportation projects between dying cities will buy him votes. The New Britain Hartford busway will be filled with empty buses, and this new high speed rail line won’t even stop at Bradley airport. And even if it did, it still wouldn’t make sense. Yeah right, I’m going to leave my car parked in Hartford for a week. Not. Morons like Malloy are a threat to our republic.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 5:34:17 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: matt04
Something I'll never use but I will pay for. Fix the frickin roads. That's what I pay a gas tax for.
15 posted on 10/02/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: matt04
1.26 million riders annually

Sounds mighty low to me. That works out to an average of 3450 a day. California will have 4500 boarding in Fresno and 5100 in Bakersfield. Is there less pie in the New England sky?

PS How long before Fresno tips over?

it's ALL Barbara Streisand

16 posted on 10/02/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: matt04

State capitals are high power magnets for ‘high speed rail.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Combat_Liberalism

High-speed rail between those sorry little cities makes no sense. Meanwhile, Amtrak and the commuter rails in the business end of the state crawl along inefficiently.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: matt04

From New Haven to Springfield... one sewer to another, with a couple of stop-offs in the sister dumps of Middletown and Hartford.

What a load of crap. More backroom deals and money-stuffing into union pockets. Worthless. What person of import would use this crap method of transportation?


19 posted on 10/02/2012 5:50:40 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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20 posted on 10/02/2012 5:51:27 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeah, and that’s their projection for 2030!

The MetroNorth New Haven line down in the southern part of the state, by contrast, already has a ridership of 35 million a year.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 6:00:28 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: puppypusher

And once this thing was complete, Amtrak would lose money operating it every year.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 6:01:08 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: matt04

23 posted on 10/02/2012 7:08:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Dogbert41

“Didn’t Bostom have something called the “Big Dig” that cost us taxpayers about 1000 X what was originally projected...”

Original estimated cost was $2.8 billion, and it’s at $22 billion now and still climbing. The Big Dig is 3.5 miles long, so that comes out to about $6 billion per mile.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 8:10:12 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: matt04

The criminal element in New Haven and Springfield can murder, rob, rape, carjack and molest the inhabitants of the target-rich Hartford suburbs and be home in 25 minutes!


25 posted on 10/02/2012 8:47:26 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: Dogbert41

Yep. Still has some minor problems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig#Problems


26 posted on 10/02/2012 9:32:45 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Why? Who commutes between Springfield and New Haven?

Complete waste.


27 posted on 10/03/2012 12:31:40 PM PDT by y6162
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To: matt04

High speed rail connecting a city of 153,000 to a city of 130,000. Where do they think this crap up?


28 posted on 10/03/2012 12:45:59 PM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: y6162

Drug dealers and such.


29 posted on 10/03/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Put these pinheaded, dimwitted legislators in jail...or better yet, into a hospital for the criminally insane. Anyone who votes for these clowns should get a “check-up-from-the-neck-up”.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 2:16:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BillyBonebrake

>>The New Britain Hartford busway will be filled with empty buses..<<
According to one of the bus drivers on the route, his buses are empty now. :(

So.......no one uses the buses now, and they are going to use a high speed train? There’s no business in New Britain...I could see it if it was still the *Hardware Capital of the World*....but it’s till a ghost town...as is Hartford.


31 posted on 10/03/2012 2:19:40 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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