Connecticut
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Ridership:

  • Over 2,000 daily riders or 100% of total Connecticut Rail (CTrail) riders in 2019.

  • Over 783,152 Amtrak local riders in 2016.

Economic Impact:

  • In 2016, Amtrak generated over:

    • 2,050 jobs 

    • $127M in earnings for the Connecticut economy

    • $3.3M in tourist spending

    • $251K in federal taxes, $221K in state taxes, and $52K in local taxes from tourist spending

Connecticut Rail Projects that Need
Federal Investments
  • Veltri Interlocking ($35,821,000)

  • Connecticut River Bridge Replacement ($432,470,000)

  • Shore Line East

    • Track & Catenary Improvements ($10,000,000)

    • Station Improvements ($32,000,000)

  • Fitter Interlocking ($34,100,000)

  • Hartford Line Rail Program: Phases 3B-5 ($221,500,000)

  • New Haven Line Yard and Facility Program ($477,000,000)

  • Stamford Station Improvements ($105,250,000)

  • Devon Bridge Replacement ($1,100,000,000)

  • New Haven Line Track Speed Improvement Program ($250,000,000)

  • Saugatuck River Bridge Replacement ($350,000,000)

  • Walk Bridge Program ($1,307,000,000)

Congressional Eye on Connecticut
Rail Infrastructure
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Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT)