Launch of New Hartford Passenger Line Part of ‘Train Renaissance’ in Connecticut

By Claire Hall, UConn Today; June 14, 2018

The Hartford Line is a new commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield, with additional stops in suburbs along the 62-mile route. The service, a collaboration between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, will launch on Saturday, June 16.

Finance and real estate professor Jeffrey Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the new CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, and the impact of airplane and road noise on surrounding neighborhoods. In 2017, he received the 2017 Distinguished Member Award from the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the Allied Social Sciences Association. He discussed with UConn Today what the new train service will mean for Connecticut residents.  

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