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Senator Boucher: ‘New Rail Line to Use 30-year-old Rail Cars? What?’

Report by Paula Antolini
April 14, 2018 12:31PM EDT

 

OPINION

Senator Boucher: ‘New Rail Line to Use 30-year-old Rail Cars? What?

Message from Senator Toni Boucher:

Friends,

In my video below, I talk about the state DOT’s plan to lease and refurbish 30-year-old rail cars for a new, supposedly high-speed rail line in Hartford. At the same time, the DOT is proposing fare increases and service reductions to the existing rail line along the shore where travel is standing room onlyand additional rail cars would benefit commuters. Is this really the best use of the state’s money? I plan to get to the bottom of this matter.

 

 

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