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Old February 1st, 2015, 07:57 PM   #61
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Ya but maybe it will be better i.e. Denser development, and maybe even add in the streetcar
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Looks really really good. I live near New Haven and can provide a local perspective on the matter. That area is mostly public housing and medical buildings, along with plenty of parking lots. I'm skeptical that this plan will move forward for some time considering that they would have to relocate a large public housing complex and because this district is in a poor location for immediate redevelopment compared to other lots in downtown. New Haven is revitalizing but not fast enough to warrant this kind of transformation just yet. Possibly in 5-10 years something like this can start but the plan will surely be heavily modified by then.
True , it took Boston , Newark , Philly around 5-10 years to their public housing rebuilds. The residents had to shuffled around the city...but the end results in all those cities is a better integrated neighborhood. Along with less crime , more jobs and one less blighted section. The Development of Fair Haven went up fast....and the development in New Haven is picking up speed so you never know about this location.
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Officials tout benefits of Danbury line extension

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Updated 9:05 pm, Friday, February 13, 2015
DANBURY -- A proposal to provide passenger trains from Danbury to Massachusetts is gaining traction and experts now say the service could bring millions of dollars in economic benefits to the region.

While passenger service along the Housatonic Railroad's existing freight line -- from Danbury through to New Milford and Kent -- was proposed more than five years ago, the plans have sparked renewed interest in recent months as more officials throw their support behind it.
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Malloy's Transportation Plan Includes Upgrades, Longer Busway

By Christopher Keating and Don Stacom

Rail Gets Priority
When the Hartford line commuter service from New Haven to Hartford to Springfield begins in late 2016, for instance, it will be using secondhand diesel locomotives and passenger cars from Shore Line East. Connecticut's existing capital plan doesn't include money to replace those trains or the aging diesel fleet on Metro-North's branch lines, even though they're approaching the point where they should be scrapped, Redeker said. The Malloy proposal would remedy all of that, he said.

"This would get us to a state-of-the-art diesel fleet," he said.


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So the State of Connecticut is planning on pumping tens of billions into its infrastructure over the next few decades. Here's a list of Projects that were included in the plan which i'm sure will grow aswell.


CONNECTICUT’S BOLD VISION FOR A TRANSPORTATION FUTURE

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ELECTRIC FLEET REPLACEMENT
Future life-cycle replacement of existing electric fleet for use on New Haven Line
(NHL), Connecticut’s share.
$1,250,000,000

DIESEL FLEET REPLACEMENT
Replace existing diesel locomotives and coaches for use on New Haven Line (NHL).
$300,000,000

MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND YARD IMPROVEMENTS
Rehab and improve existing rail maintenance facilities and yards on New Haven Line
(NHL), including New Haven, Bridgeport and Stamford (finish catenary replacement).
$1,460,000,000

COMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNAL UPGRADES
Upgrade rail communications and signals on New Haven Line (NHL) to reach state
of good repair. Upgrades include positive train control (PTC), network infrastructure
upgrades, communication and signal system replacements and rail communications and
signal improvements for mainline and branch lines.
$1,120,200,000

CATENARY REPLACEMENTS AND POWER UPGRADES

Life-cycle replacement of superstructures and wiring (includes substations) due to age
and condition. Danbury Dock Yard is also included.
$700,000,000

FIXED RAIL BRIDGES - STATE OF GOOD REPAIR
Rehab and or replace all fixed rail bridges on New Haven Line (NHL) to attain state of
good repair. This includes all fixed rail bridges on mainline and branch lines.
$2,175,000,000

MOVABLE RAIL BRIDGES - STATE OF GOOD REPAIR
Rehab and or replace all movable rail bridges on New Haven Line (NHL) to attain state
of good repair.
$2,825,000,000

RAIL TRACK PROGRAM
Improvements and upgrades to existing tracks on New Haven Line (NHL) including
concrete tie repair, interlocking, drainage, track, ties, rail and road bed.
$1,680,000,000

EXISTING STATION AND PARKING IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements and upgrades to existing stations and parking on New Haven Line (NHL),
including mainline and branch line improvements.
$1,500,000,000

ELECTRIC FLEET EXPANSION
Expansion of existing electric fleet for use on New Haven Line (NHL).
$265,000,000

DIESEL FLEET EXPANSION
Expansion of existing diesel locomotives and coaches for use on New Haven Line
(NHL), including mainline and branch lines.
$230,000,000

NEW RAIL MAINTENANCE FACILITIES AND YARDS
ON BRANCH LINES

Construction of new rail maintenance facilities and yards on New Haven Line (NHL)
branch lines will allow for expanded branch line rail service to and from mainline.
$100,000,000


NEW RAIL MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND YARD FOR
INTERCITY RAIL SERVICE

A new intercity maintenance facility and storage yard in New Haven will allow for the
expansion of existing inter-city rail service to and from Washington, DC.
$500,000,000

NEW CANAAN BRANCH LINE IMPROVEMENTS

Significant improvements on New Canaan branch line service between Darien and
New Canaan to increase frequency and enhance service to and from mainline.
Improvements include Springdale siding, platform, and station improvements.
$45,000,000

ELECTRIFY DANBURY BRANCH LINE
Electrification of existing Danbury branch line service between South Norwalk and
Danbury would allow for extended one–seat ride service on New Haven Line (NHL).
$400,000,000

EXTEND RAIL SERVICE FROM DANBURY TO NEW MILFORD
This includes all of the estimated capital costs associated with extending rail service
from Danbury to New Milford without electrification.
$450,000,000

ELECTRIFY EXTENDED RAIL SERVICE FROM DANBURY
TO NEW MILFORD
This includes just the estimated electrification costs associated with extending rail
service from Danbury to New Milford.
$540,000,000

WATERBURY BRANCH LINE IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements to Waterbury branch line service between Bridgeport and Waterbury to
increase frequency and enhance service to and from mainline. Improvements include
completion of signalization, grade crossings, sidings, and station improvements.
$350,000,000

TRACK IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN MILFORD AND NEW HAVEN
Restore four–track capacity between Milford and New Haven to increase capacity and
enhance service on New Haven Line (NHL).
$300,000,000

FULL CAPACITY NEW HAVEN LINE SERVICE
Realign Connecticut’s existing tracks and stations between New Haven and New York
to provide significant frequency and speed enhancements on New Haven Line (NHL).
This project would result in a two–track local and two–track express service on the
mainline, with center island platforms at key locations between New Haven and New
York. It includes communications and signal enhancements.
$2,000,000,000

NEW STATIONS AND PARKING
Construction of new stations and parking on New Haven Line (NHL). Includes
construction of new stations in Bridgeport (Barnum), Orange, and a new parking garage
in New Haven with pedestrian connections.
$200,000,000


Hartford Line / Central Connecticut

BERLIN-WATERBURY RAIL IMPROVEMENTS

Upgrade existing freight rail line (includes track, bridges, and Terryville tunnel).
Preserve option for future passenger rail service.
$200,000,000

DIESEL FLEET REPLACEMENT (Hartford Line)
Future life-cycle replacement of Hartford Line Fleet.
$325,000, 000

MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND YARD IMPROVEMENTS
Upgrade and maintain state of good repair of existing rail maintenance facility in
New Haven to service Hartford Line and Shore Line East (SLE), including facility
improvements to accommodate longer locomotives.
$50,000,000

REHABILITATION OF CONNECTICUT RIVER RAILROAD BRIDGE
This bridge is located over the Connecticut River between Windsor Locks and Enfield.
Major rehabilitation and replacement of the center span is needed due to age and
condition. Improvements will allow for higher load ratings and increased speeds.
$80,000,000

EXISTING STATIONS AND PARKING IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements and upgrades to existing stations and parking on Hartford Line to
maintain state of good repair.
$250,000,000

DIESEL FLEET EXPANSION for Hartford Line
Expand diesel fleet to accommodate increase in future service on Hartford Line from
17 round trips per day to 25 round trips per day.
$120,000,000

TRACK IMPROVEMENTS to Hartford Line
Hartford Line improvements from Windsor to Springfield; includes double-tracking.
This improvement would allow for increased rail service from 17 round trips per day to
25 round trips per day.
$500,000,000

NEW STATIONS ON HARTFORD LINE
Construction of new stations and parking on the Hartford Line. Proposed locations
include North Haven, Hamden, Newington, West Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks,
and Enfield.
$250,000,000

Shore Line East / Eastern Connecticut

ELECTRIC FLEET MIDLIFE OVERHAUL
Critical systems replacement to maintain state of good repair of recently purchased M8
cars for use on Shore Line East (SLE).
$20,000,000

ELECTRIC FLEET REPLACEMENT
Future life-cycle replacement of recently purchased M8 cars for use on
Shore Line East (SLE).
$120,000,000

REPLACEMENT OF CONNECTICUT RIVER RAILROAD BRIDGE
Replacement of the Amtrak moveable bridge in Old Saybrook. This project will allow
for increased load ratings, greater reliability, and higher speeds for both Shore Line East
(SLE) commuter rail and Amtrak inter-city regional rail service.
$220,000,000

EXISTING STATION AND PARKING IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements and upgrades to existing stations and parking to maintain state of
good repair.
$250,000,000

ELECTRIC FLEET EXPANSION
Purchase of additional M8 cars for future expansion of Shore Line East (SLE) service,
allowing for more one-seat rides to and from New Haven Line (NHL) and New York.
$40,000,000
SHORE LINE EAST (SLE) IMPROVEMENTS
New sidings in Waterford, new interlocking in Clinton, and new lay-over facility in New
London. These improvements will allow for greater flexibility and increased capacity of
SLE service and Amtrak inter-city regional rail service.
$250,000,000

CATENARY IMPROVEMENTS AND POWER UPGRADES
Enhance capacity of Shore Line East (SLE) service to New York by upgrading Amtrak’s
existing catenary system and power.
$100,000,000

NEW STATION IN NIANTIC
Construction of new station and parking on Shore Line East (SLE) in Niantic.
$30,000,000

EXTEND RAIL SERVICE TO RHODE ISLAND
Includes estimated capital costs to extend Shore Line East (SLE) rail service from New
London to Westerly, Rhode Island.
$200,000,000

FREIGHT RAIL IMPROVEMENTS IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT
Includes estimated capital costs to improve the existing NECR and P&W rail freight
lines in Eastern Connecticut from New London north to Massachusetts, preserving
options for future passenger rail service. Improvements include tracks, bridges, sidings
and grade crossings.
$200,000,000
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State Leaders Promote Shore Line East Upgrades

By Don Stacom contact the reporter
FEBRUARY 20 , 2015 5:37PM

Improvements that are underway at the Guilford and Branford train stations will help Shore Line East keep growing in the short term, state officials said Friday.

And should Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's 30-year transportation plan move forward, the system could get a massive overhaul.

The state is in the midst of adding 100 parking spaces at the Guilford station and extending its platform from 40 feet to 200. At the Branford station, workers will be building a new platform and a pedestrian bridge later in the year.

"Expanding rail service and capacity is key to building a stronger Connecticut," Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said at a press conference in Guilford. "Shore Line East carries over a half a million riders each year, and that number continues to grow."
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It will be interesting to see how Fastrak does. Unlike the I-95 corridor, Greater Hartford is small and not sprawled enough to still make driving worth it. You can get to New Britain from Downtown Hartford in like 15 minutes by car. Having a commute longer than 30 minutes is seen as long there. I used to live out there and now I live in Seattle, and looking back, my commute situation was pretty nice back there compared to here where there is a desperate need for more transit.
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HARTFORD - Emphasizing that the first-week passenger count for CTfastrak is only partly accurate and doesn't represent typical ridership patterns, state transportation officials nevertheless said the numbers look promising.

Automatic counters on CTfastrak's fleet recorded an average of 10,344 daily riders in the final seven days of the busway's free-to-ride debut at the start of April, the transportation department reported.

"The numbers we're seeing are rather impressive and maybe beyond expectations," Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said

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It will be interesting to see how Fastrak does. Unlike the I-95 corridor, Greater Hartford is small and not sprawled enough to still make driving worth it. You can get to New Britain from Downtown Hartford in like 15 minutes by car. Having a commute longer than 30 minutes is seen as long there. I used to live out there and now I live in Seattle, and looking back, my commute situation was pretty nice back there compared to here where there is a desperate need for more transit.
I-84 west of Hartford is probably the shittiest interstate in CT, always congested at rush hour. It doesn't get that terrible (usually 15-30 mph) but it is probably the most congested stretch outside of Fairfield County, and it is unnecessarily curvy. However the CTFastrak was not terribly impressive when I tried a free ride. The stations are decent, but it is rather slow and bumpy for a BRT. There's only one line for now, which isn't terribly useful if you're not a resident of New Britain or Hartford (most people in the area aren't). Unlikely to attract new riders but it is a good upgrade for existing bus riders. Probably will have a minimal effect on congestion at best.
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I-84 west of Hartford is probably the shittiest interstate in CT, always congested at rush hour. It doesn't get that terrible (usually 15-30 mph) but it is probably the most congested stretch outside of Fairfield County, and it is unnecessarily curvy.
The shittiest interstate in CT if you don't count Fairfield County, where I-95 is congested at rush hour, during the mid-day, overnight and weekends as well.
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Well at least I-95 is more up to standards (straighter and wider shoulders) and I-84 west of Hartford and east of Waterbury are definitely the most congested stretches in the "real" Connecticut (outside of Fairfield County).
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I though there were supposed to be a network of lines at launch?
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Groton — The commissioner for the state Department of Transportation said Thursday that investments in rail will be key for eastern Connecticut, as well as other parts of the state.

James P. Redeker spoke to the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's 30-year transportation proposal and his 5-year transportation plan. His presentation on the long-term plan, which calls for $100 billion in investments, highlighted proposed upgrades to bridges, highways, rail, ports and Bradley International Airport. Malloy has formed a committee to consider how to fund the long-term improvements
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I-84 west of Hartford is probably the shittiest interstate in CT, always congested at rush hour. It doesn't get that terrible (usually 15-30 mph) but it is probably the most congested stretch outside of Fairfield County, and it is unnecessarily curvy.
I do agree, but that's because the stretches I-84 in Waterbury and Hartford were badly designed. The state is in the process of rectifying the mistakes in Waterbury but the viaduct in Hartford will likely take longer and cost much more if they ever do something about it.

Commuting to Hartford really isn't that bad. IMO, the only area that I would say can get nasty is in the Farmington Valley corridor where there are no highways and only a handful of roads with more than four lanes. If there is ever an accident or during a snowstorm, forget it you'll be stuck for a while.

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However the CTFastrak was not terribly impressive when I tried a free ride. The stations are decent, but it is rather slow and bumpy for a BRT. There's only one line for now, which isn't terribly useful if you're not a resident of New Britain or Hartford (most people in the area aren't). Unlikely to attract new riders but it is a good upgrade for existing bus riders. Probably will have a minimal effect on congestion at best.
One of the reasons why the busway was chosen to go to New Britain is it was one of the easiest areas to use because of the parallel railroad ROW, along with potential growth because of the greater population density.

Theoretically, strengthening the express bus network could probably do the job in some corridors for a cheaper price.

Personally I am more interested to see if the commuter rail plan down the I-91 corridor will work. Now that could be a game changer.

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Posted 3:51 PM, May 6, 2015, by Samantha Schoenfeld, Updated at 04:18pm, May 6, 2015

The CTFastrak Express route, which operates within the city of Hartford but not on the designated fastrak roadway, increased its ridership from 9,000 in March to 13,000 in April.
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