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Hearings Scheduled For Proposed High-Speed Rail

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(Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut transportation officials have scheduled three public hearings on the plan to build a high-speed rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Mass.

The New Haven Register reports the June hearings in Enfield, New Britain and North Haven are part of the environmental assessment of the proposed 62-mile rail line.

The state Department of Transportation has prepared a report outlining the potential impact of the project on noise levels, air quality, water quality and cultural and recreational resources along the corridor.

A 45-day comment period began May 8.

The state hopes to begin at least some service on the line by 2016.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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