Sunday, September 2, 2012

MA Lawmakers Announce Conn River Rail Construction - Mass. lawmakers announce rail construction:

State and federal lawmakers from Massachusetts have announced efforts to restore passenger rail service along the Connecticut River valley.

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray joined Democratic U.S. Reps. John Olver and Richard Neal as well as Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on Monday to look at a potential site for the city's passenger rail platform.
They also announced that on-going construction will replace 20,000 rail tiles from Greenfield to the Vermont border to bring rail service to Northampton and Greenfield in 2014.
The project is funded through a $73 million federal grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The construction would relocate Amtrak's Vermonter passenger train lines back to its prior route on the Pan Am Southern Railroad. The line runs from northern Vermont to Washington D.C

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