The federal government has released $120.9 million for the New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail program, a project that when combined with other state and federal funds, will ultimately represent a $365.6 million project anticipated to bring and sustain 13,000 jobs in Connecticut.
“This is a win-win-win for Connecticut,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told dozens of dignitaries and politicians who attended an afternoon press conference at the Meriden rail station where he and others announced the funding.
The project will significantly improve rail service between Connecticut’s shoreline and Springfield, and will include improvements to several stations along the way, including ones in Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford, officials announced.
“Investing in new mass transportation opportunities will undoubtedly improve congestion on our roadways, create new economic development opportunities and improve our residents’ overall quality of life,” Malloy said.