Before the General Assembly started its short session this week, members of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments had a message for local legislators.
“The state of Connecticut is going to fall apart completely unless we can find a way to address transportation and, specifically, railroad improvements,” said Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess during a rail summit he hosted Feb. 2 at Town Hall.
The purpose of the summit, Hess said, was to provide area legislators with information to fight for funding for improvements on the Waterbury branch of the Metro-North Railroad and transportation in general. The line runs from Waterbury to Bridgeport through the Naugatuck Valley.
Many officials in New York State Government have joined in proposing a Hyperloop between Stewart Airport and New York City. We are also proposing Revising the “Beacon Line” which runs from Poughkeepsie area to Connecticut. We will also be running a new railroad from West Trenton, New Jersey (which will cross the Hudson River) near Poughkeepsie.
To make this line work, we will need improvements in Connecticut rails.
Any questions on Stewart Hyperloop or revised Beacon Line, Contact Ken Kinlock