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Connecticut Sets 2 Rail Transportation Meetings

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 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)   The Connecticut Department of Transportation has scheduled two meetings to provide information about improvements at railroad grade crossings for a planned high-speed rail line from New Haven to Springfield via Hartford.

The service is planned to connect with Metro-North commuter rail and Amtrak Acela high-speed rail service on the New Haven Line to New York and on the Northeast Corridor to New London and Boston.  The railroad grade crossings are planned for Wallingford and Meriden.

The first meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Wallingford Public Library on North Main Street.  The second meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Meriden Public Library on Miller Street.

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