New Haven - Hartford - Springfield
Commuter Rail Implementation Plan
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has hired Wilbur Smith Associates to perform a feasibility study for the implementation of commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts. The corridor was identified as a key component in meeting the goals of improving and sustaining the regional economic viability and improving regional livability in the Capitol Region Council of Government’s (CRCOG) Regional Transit Strategy (RTS). This was further recognized by the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board as an important first step in implementing a statewide strategic plan and has allocated funding to undertake the implementation study. In addition to serving commuters traveling between the towns and cities along the corridor, the service could provide a connection to Bradley International Airport, multiple links to Amtrak Intercity service and a direct link to the existing Metro North and Shore Line East Commuter Rail in New Haven.