Rick Green reports that the only real obstacle to putting more trains on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line is a deal with Amtrak, who is currently the owner of the tracks.
Another sign that we’re finally picking up some momentum on rail is this:
During Monday’s hearing at the capitol, some legislators questioned why the state was moving forward with the $500 million “busway” between New Britain and Hartford when support for rail travel is building.
As I’ve said before, that rail line in Newington and New Britain is already there. They’d have to tear it up to put the busway in. Plus, that line connects with Plainville and Waterbury, which could mean another connection to Metro North from Hartford someday.
I’m very happy to see so much discussion about rail. Here’s hoping something good comes out of it.