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Laying Down The Rails: Could Train Travel Get A Boost In The Northeast?

Jan 19, 2017

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?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.