New Haven Line Will Get Much-Needed Boost From $161 Million Federal Grant

New Haven Line Will Get Much-Needed Boost From $161 Million Federal Grant

Tony Hwang, state senate candidate for the 28th District, released the following statement on yesterday’s announcement that Connecticut has been awarded a $161 million federal grant to help cover the costs of replacing the antiquated Walk Bridge in Norwalk:

“This is excellent news and a major step in the right direction. For far too long, Connecticut’s critical infrastructure — including the antiquated Walk Bridge in Norwalk — has been poorly managed. Rail commuters know this all too well, and they have paid the price long enough. Now, with the boost that these funds provide, real relief is on the way.”

“Ensuring the safety of our citizens is one of the most basic and important roles of government. And when it comes to this Northeast corridor of railway — which helps fuel an economic engine that keeps the region and nation moving forward — we simply cannot afford any more delays, closures and technical or mechanical failures, as was the case twice this summer.”

“I’m proud of my record in supporting rail commuters and delivering meaningful improvements that have made their daily commute safer, including successfully securing funds to install an overhang on the stairs at the Fairfield Train Station — putting an end to the slippery conditions that led to many injuries. As your state senator, I will continue to be the advocate you can count on.”

“While the work to replace the bridge is complex, I will be pushing for it to be completed in the most expeditious manner possible so commuters can begin enjoying the increased reliability it will bring to the New Haven Line.”

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