CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
FOR RELEASE: May 2, 2017
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CTDOT ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT RAIL STUDY

Final documents posted on the project website: http://www.centralctrailstudy.com

The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced the completion of the Central Connecticut Rail Study (CCRS), a Needs and Feasibility Study that identified necessary improvements to the freight rail line between Berlin and Waterbury, Connecticut.  This Study reviewed potential passenger rail and improved transit service options in this 24-mile corridor.  The Study also included the preparation of a detailed rail infrastructure assessment of the Pan Am Southern freight line in this corridor.  This assessment included an inspection and an evaluation report to determine the cost of improving the freight line and rehabilitating the Terryville Tunnel. Finally, the Study included an analysis of alternative transit and rail options for the corridor. 

Documents are now posted on the project’s website and include the following reports:

·         Existing Conditions

·         Freight Marketing Analysis

·         Infrastructure Assessment

·         Freight Workshop Summary

·         Bus Rapid Transit Alternative

·         Diesel Multiple Unit Alternative

·         Transit Oriented Development

For more information on the Central CT Rail Study, visit http://www.centralctrailstudy.com