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The state of Connecticut has applied for its share of the 8 Billion in stimulus funds for high speed rail projects. This could mean that the long-awaited New Haven to Springfield rail is within reach.
We’ve had no shortage of discussions on the inadequate state of public transportation in Connecticut – and the many roadblocks we face.
Although the public transit New England needs may be unique to our region – there are still things we can learn from places like Portland Oregon and Denver Colorado – cities that are on the cutting edge of public transit.
Coming up, Hartford Courant “Place” columnist Tom Condon joins us in studio to talk about our public transportation, and to do some benchmarking…exploring cities that do it right.