Connecticut will receive federal funding to improve Metro-North and Amtrak lines
Sen. Richard Blumenthal tells News 12 that over $16 billion in new federal rail funding for the Northeast Corridor will benefit both Metro-North and Amtrak lines in Connecticut.
Earlier this week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the state will receive nearly $2 billion to complete 10 projects.
Such projects include rebuilding and replacing bridges throughout the state.
Other funding will help straighten rail tracks and provide more rail cars.
Blumenthal says the total amount of funding has been earmarked for 25 passenger rail projects between Boston and Washington, D.C.