Conn. panel set to OK $115 M in rail improvements

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The State Bond Commission is expected to approve $115 million for improvements to Connecticut's busiest station along the New Haven commuter rail line and the replacement of a key railroad bridge.

The commission, chaired by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is scheduled to vote Friday on issuing $40 million in bonds to upgrade the Stamford Transportation Center. The project calls for replacing the aging 727-space parking garage with a new facility that has a minimum of 1,000 new spaces, improving the flow of traffic around the facility and promoting transit-oriented development.

Commission members are also anticipated to approve $75 million to replace the New Haven Line railroad bridge over Atlantic Street in Stamford. The bridge was originally built in 1896.

Both projects are expected to be completed in 2016.

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This is a screw job for New Haven that needs a bigger parking garage.(more than Stanford) The wait time for a parking pass in New Haven is " AS TOLD BY THE NEW HAVEN PARKING AUTHORITY " SIX TO SEVEN YEARS. The real wait time is between 9 to 10 years. Yes people New Haven needs a bigger parking garage more than Stanford and the politicans know this but it is pay off time. Why would anyone want to use the train system if they can not park at the station? Come on, how many years would "YOU" wait for a parking pass before you give up on the system ??????

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