Larson Celebrates Inaugural Opening of The CTrail Harford Line
Hartford, CT – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after attending the Opening Ceremony of the CTrail Hartford Line.
“This is a historic moment for the City of Hartford, the State of Connecticut, and the region known as the New England Knowledge Corridor. The Hartford Line unites the cities of Springfield, Hartford and New Haven, provides a viable alternative to the heavily congested I-91 corridor, and will continue to spur economic development as new stations are built. I am proud to have worked closely with the Obama Administration and my colleagues in Congress to secure close to $205 million in federal funding for this project. I want to personally thank all those who were involved in making this day possible, including Governor Malloy, Commissioner Redeker, members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation, former Senators Dodd and Lieberman, and our partners in Massachusetts, including Congressman Neal. We must build on this momentum and invest more in our transportation system and critical infrastructure so that the region continues to benefit,” said Larson.
Larson helped to secure $205 million in federal funding through the DOT’s Federal Railroad and Transit Administrations:
- Phase 1 – $40.0 million
- Phase 2 – $120.9 million
- Phase 3 – $30.0 million
- State Street Station – $10.0 million
- Hartford Rail Alternatives Analysis – $3.9 million
*Following the commemorative event, free weekend train service will operate on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Full, expanded weekday service will begin on June 18 with trains running approximately every 45 minutes during the morning and evening peak periods. Information about the new train schedules and fares can be found at www.hartfordline.com and www.nhhsrail.com.