Mark Zydanowicz Supports Local Rail
West Hartford - Mark Zydanowicz of West Hartford, Connecticut release a statement supporting railroad in the Greater Central Connecticut.
The current plan is to tear up approximately nine miles of existing rail bed and to create a concrete walled "bus way" to facilitate commuter service between New Britain and Hartford."Once the rail bed is taken for a bus way, it is lost forever.
Zydanowicz: Stop railroading the "Rail Road"
West Hartford CT Republican 1st Congressional Candidate Mark Zydanowicz said today, "The only transportation solution that makes sense is improved connectivity of rail lines within the Greater Central Connecticut region for both passenger and freight service"
After studying the issue and attending a hearing last week at the State Capital, Zydanowicz has joined the fight to stop the nine mile $600 million proposed bus way that will increase rider ship from the current level of 11,000 per day to 15,000.
"Do the math", Zydanowicz said, "The biggest problem I have with this proposal is not only the cost but it does little to help economic development along the proposed route. A rail solution costs about $1million per mile and has a much broader return on investment and commerce" he said.
The current plan is to tear up approximately nine miles of existing rail bed and to create aconcrete walled "bus way" to facilitate commuter service between New Britain and Hartford.
"Why not facilitate commuter and freight service not only between Hartford and New Britain, but between the entire Central Connecticut corridor increasing access to New York City and Boston by the use of rail"? Zydanowicz asked.
"Once the rail bed is taken for a bus way, it is lost forever. We lose the opportunity for a much more feasible rail solution. If elected I will act swiftly to create traction for a rail solution, both freight and passenger to better serve the needs of the 1st District and Connecticut. Zydanowicz concluded.
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