Charlestown Citizens Alliance - February 13, 2017

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Congressional Delegation Letter to US DOT

Congressional Delegation Letter to US DOT

We seek your explanation as to whether you can legally alter the selected alternative in the ROD and remove the Westerly-Hopkinton-Charlestown-South Kingstown bypass as the state and communities have requested. If the FRA has the authority to remove the bypass as part of the alternative selected in the Tier I EIS ROD, we would ask that you exercise that authority.

We also write to reiterate that Rhode Island, specifically Providence, must remain a central part of the NEC. Any alternative that results in service bypassing the state is completely unacceptable.

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Virginia Lee's Recent Letter to our US Senators

Virginia Lee's Recent Letter to our US Senators

It is crucial not to let the proposed Bypass go to Tier 2. By stopping it now, you will: Ensure fast rail service to Providence; Create jobs now; Save Money; Save time and avoid costly lawsuits; Save farms and open space; Join with colleagues in the State of CT ...

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Julie Carroccia's Comments at the Drop the Bypass Rally in Stonington

Julie Carroccia's Comments at the Drop the Bypass Rally in Stonington

Julie Carroccia spoke on behalf of Charlestown at the Rally against the Bypass held in Mystic Connecticut on February 11, 2017. Other speakers were US Senator Richard Blumenthal, Loren Spears of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and many others. Julie Carroccia is Vice President of the Charlestown Town Council. It’s great to see so many people here today to support our …

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Feeling heat from CT, feds say they may alter high-speed rail plan

CT Mirror - By: Ana Radelat | February 13, 2017 Washington – In the staredown between the Federal Railroad Administration and opponents of part of its plan in Connecticut to bring high-speed rail to the Northeast Corridor, the federal government has blinked. It has agreed to consider additional input from those concerned about the route in Connecticut, and more importantly, …

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Photos, Video and More of Drop the Bypass Rally in Stonington Connecticut

Photos, Video and More of Drop the Bypass Rally in Stonington Connecticut

Despite bone chilling cold and wet and some roads still covered from an overnight snow, a crowd of well over 100 gathered in the path of the proposed rail bypass in Mystic Connecticut. The rails here would plow right through the Mystic Aquarium, part of Olde Mystick Village and other businesses in Stonington. Speakers at the Rally included: Connecticut's US …

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Tunnel Boring Machine

Federal Railroad Administration Plan

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