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Middletown - September 2009

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Middletown, CT — Streetcar Study Considered

Rail Transit Online, September 2009

City planners are discussing using part of a $10-million, five-year federal transit grant to study a streetcar line along Main Street from the North End to the South Green. Redevelopment Agency member Jennifer Alexander said the cost would be about $10 million a mile ($6.2 million per km), but there would be long-lasting benefits.

"I can think of few things that impact economic development a much as a tracked streetcar," she told the Middletown Press. "It's so much more than just a transit and parking solution."

The community, located about 18 mi. south of Hartford, was once served by the regional Connecticut streetcar system.


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