Connecticut officials ride train to commemorate 1 year anniversary of Hartford Line

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Governor LamontSenator Richard Blumenthal, and other state and local officials are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Hartford Line.

The ceremony to commemorate the Hartford Line’s one-year anniversary began on Monday, June 17, 2019. 

A news conference was held at 11 a.m. inside the main hall of Union Station in New Haven where officials discussed its progress. 

“We need to dramatically improve our transportation system to compete in a 21st century economy that attracts businesses and provides the critical infrastructure needed to move goods, services, and people. The Hartford Line is one component of creating a fast, efficient transportation system that works. It’s only been one year and ridership has been higher than expected but we cannot stop here – we must build the infrastructure that businesses and commuters need for today’s economy,” said Lamont.

Officials then boarded the 11:35 a.m. train to ride it to Hartford, arriving in the capital at 12:25 p.m. 

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