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Monday, April 07, 2014

Malloy Seeks $600M in Fed Funds for Rail Upgrades

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut is applying for $600 million in federal transportation funding to help cover the capital costs of three resiliency, or “hardening,” projects on the New Haven Line.

The federal funds will be matched with $200 million in state funds for various upgrade and replacement projects.

“We learned some tough lessons during Super Storm Sandy, but one of the most important was that several aspects of our transportation infrastructure are in dire need of hardening measures,” Malloy said in a statement.

“We have made billions of dollars in investments in new rail infrastructure in recent years, but it is just as crucial to maintain, protect and replace existing systems along the Northeast rail corridor.

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