Freight railroads in Connecticut haven't gotten their fair share of federal funding, according to state Rep. David McCluskey, D-West Hartford. Money has gone instead to roads, passenger rail and pedestrian projects, he said. "If we could significantly increase the amount of freight that moves through our state on rail, we could unclog our highways, reduce the damage of overly weighted trucks on our roads and add passenger capacity. Freight rail is greener," McCluskey said.

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