Petition statement to be delivered to The Connecticut State House, The Connecticut State Senate, and Governor Dan Malloy

Tell Gov Malloy To Reinstate Passenger Railway Service To Northwest Connecticut

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Tell Gov Malloy To Reinstate Passenger Railway Service To Northwest Connecticut

To be delivered to The Connecticut State House, The Connecticut State Senate, and Governor Dan Malloy

Petition Statement

The northwest corner is in dire need of passenger railway service. The bones of this project already exist and are shovel-ready. Passenger service would create a direct route to New York City and give people access to the Litchfield Hills and the Berkshires to enjoy the local attractions. This would also boost our local economy, create jobs, and promote tourism.
There are currently 3,109 signatures. NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Passenger service in northwest Connecticut was alive and well until 1971. After the service ceased much of the area has suffered and become a modern day ghost town. Freight cars utilize the existing rails on a daily basis and this project is "shovel ready" and has been on the back burner in Hartford.
Restoring passenger service would not only boost the local economies, but attract tourism, give families easy access to children at area private schools, and create a pathway to the Massachusetts line which has been funded and is underway.

Let's fill in the gap. Toot Toot!!

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