CT shoreline stands up against rail plan - WFSB 3 Connecticut

CT shoreline stands up against rail plan

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OLD LYME, CT (WFSB) -

A 50 year high speed rail plan for the northeast corridor by the Federal Rail Authority is not getting a good reception in some communities in southeast Connecticut.

Leaders in Old Lyme along with nearly two dozen organizations are speaking out in one voice in opposition of the Federal Rail Authority plan.

That plan calls for re-aligning the century and a half old rail-line to Boston through the historic district of town.

"The plan that was presented, really decimates our historic district, our only commercial center it wipes out the major facilities that are a part of our culture,” Old Lyme First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder said.

Meanwhile, leaders applaud upgrading the existing line and equipment. 

The Federal Rail Authority is giving communities and other until Feb. 16 to comment on the rail proposal. 

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