Train travel in the Northeast might soon be faster, more accessible and more reliable, but a lot of this relies on the federal government.
This hour — rail in Connecticut. Is it on the right track?
We learn about the Federal Railroad Administration’s latest recommendations for improving train service in the northeast corridor. One of the recommendations include re-aligning the rail system along Connecticut’s coast — a proposal that Senator Richard Blumenthal has called “dead on arrival.”
We examine the controversy and we look to Europe for lessons.
Are you a rail commuter? What would make your next train ride better?
- Lori Aratani - Staff Writer, Transportation Reporter at The Washington Post
- Jim Cameron - Transportation Columnist, Blogger, Founder of The Commuter Action Group
- Matthew Nemerson - Development Administrator, City of New Haven
- Ben Adler - Staff Writer at Grist.org
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.