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High-Speed Rail Rides into CT

Gov. Malloy announces release of $30 million in federal funding



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    $30 million in federal funding will help Connecticut build the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield high-speed rail corridor.

    High-speed rail is speeding into Connecticut.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy announced $30 million in federal funding on Monday for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield passenger corridor.

    Connecticut became eligible for the money after Florida declined $2 billion in federal rail funds.

    "Improving passenger rail service -- and our overall transportation network -- is one of the keys to improving our economy and our business climate," Malloy said.

    Malloy also said the rail line will have a direct and immediate impact on congestion along Interstate 91.

    The state expects to complete all design work on the project by 2013 and launch the high-speed rail line in 2016.