Rail line improvements could boost Connecticut's economy, officials say

03/1/2009 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

Connecticut lawmakers may extend commuter train service, build a light rail and rebuild older freight lines to improve the state's transportation system. A stronger rail system would allow the state's economy to grow by spurring more commercial development, Transportation Commissioner Joseph Marie said. Officials also said well-placed rail links will help keep younger workers and upscale employees in the state.

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