Skip to comments.Connecticut to announce $121 million for high-speed rail between Springfield and New Haven
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 ...
Yet another big spending boondoggle from the Kenyan.
Barry handing out the taxpayers’ money to buy himself votes?
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)
Willie Green would be proud.
I don’t care because I got my Obama phone.
More union members...more Dem votes.
“$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
if you didn’t know, when more then half your day isn’t your own... that’s when you know you’re a slave
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.
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.....
Just another waste of the soon to be impoverished Tax Payers dollars.
This Governor is crazy.
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.
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
State capitals are high power magnets for ‘high speed rail.
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.
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?
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.
And once this thing was complete, Amtrak would lose money operating it every year.
“Didnt 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.
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!
Yep. Still has some minor problems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig#Problems
Why? Who commutes between Springfield and New Haven?
High speed rail connecting a city of 153,000 to a city of 130,000. Where do they think this crap up?
Drug dealers and such.
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”.
>>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.
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