DOT announces $2.24 billion loan to improve rails along Northeast Corridor

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say a new loan from the federal government is essential for rebuilding rails along the Northeast Corridor.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say a new loan from the federal government is essential for rebuilding rails along the Northeast Corridor.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say a new loan from the federal government is essential for rebuilding rails along the Northeast Corridor. (8/28/16)

NORWALK - U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say a new loan from the federal government is essential for rebuilding rails along the Northeast Corridor.

The Department of Transportation announced it is loaning $2.45 billion to Amtrak.

Officials say the money will be used to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and platforms, as well as improve technology.

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