List of Opponents to the Bypass Continues to Grow

Links below are to letters of opposition written by organizations or officials to the Federal Railroad Administration. We don’t yet have links to all documents. If we’ve missed anything, please let us know.

The opposition to the Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass in the NEC Future Final EIS is truly impressive and now even includes the NEC Commission which represents the state DOT Directors and Rail Operators in the Northeast Corridor. SECoast, CCA, and other groups have been working very hard to reach out and engage the largest number of people and organizations.

You can still help with this effort by continuing to send your comments to NEC Future at

International Organizations
The Nature Conservancy

National Organizations
National Trust for Historic Preservation
NEC Commission (Membership from NEC states, Amtrak, and U.S. Department of Transportation)

Native American Tribes
Mashantucket Pequot

Federal Agencies/Departments
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The United States Department of Interior

State Agencies/Departments
Rhode Island Division of Planning
Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

Rhode Island’s Federal and State Delegations
Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation
Rhode Island’s US Representative Jim Langevin
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo
The Entire South County House and Senate members

Connecticut’s Federal and State Delegations
Connecticut’s US Senator Richard Blumenthal and US Representative Courtney
Connecticut’s US Senator Chris Murphy
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Connecticut State Senator Paul Formica
Connecticut State Senator Heather Somers
Connecticut State Representatives Joe De la Cruz, Chris Conley and Devin Carney
Connecticut Deputy Secretary of State Scott Bates

Rhode Island State or Regional Organizations
The Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association
The Rhode Island Land Trust Council
South County Tourism Council
Rhode Island Association of Railroad Passengers Opposes Bypass in Charlestown

Connecticut State or Regional Organizations
CT Trust for Historic Preservation
Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce
Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Rhode Island Local Organizations
The Charlestown Citizens Alliance
The Charlestown Land Trust
Charlestown Agricultural Preservation Commission
Westerly Land Trust
South Kingstown Land Trust
Columbia Heights Home Owners
Greater North End Community Development (Westerly)
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce

Connecticut Local Organizations
Greenwich Preservation Trust
Greenwich Historical Society
New London City Center District
Hodges Square Village Association
New London Landmarks
New London Political Parties
New London Main Street
The Riverside Park Conservancy
Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Chamber of Commerce

Rhode Island Municipalities
Charlestown Rhode Island
Richmond Rhode Island
Westerly Rhode Island
Hopkinton Rhode Island
South Kingstown Rhode Island
Exeter Rhode Island
Jamestown Rhode Island
Burrillville Rhode Island

Connecticut Municipalities
Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments: Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, City of Groton, Town of Groton, Jewett City, Lebanon, Ledyard. Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Stonington Borough, Waterford, and Windham

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