Northeast Corridor rail plan seeks increased capacity, reliability

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A new Northeast Corridor rail plan seeks to expand capacity and improve service in Fairfield County — and it abandons a controversial proposal to reroute traffic in Southeastern Connecticut. The Federal Railroad Administration on Wednesday released its final blueprint to upgrade the aging Northeast Corridor system, noting future work will focus on maintaining a state of “good repair,” while increasing capacity and efficiency of commuter rail lines from Washington D.C. to Boston. The FRA plan is the result of months of meetings, draft proposals and public hearings and represents a final statement by federal regulators over what needs to be done to improve Northeast Corridor rail service. The plan calls for increasing — and in some areas doubling —...

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