lordsigma12345 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:10 pmBut doesn't Amtrak own the bridge? It's their right of way and their line, so I'd imagine it is their responsibility. Not saying that Massachusetts or Connecticut wouldn't wind up contributing, but I'm not sure it is Massachusetts or Connecticut's job to plan the replacement.gokeefe wrote: ↑Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:17 pmI used bad terminology there. I meant exclusively federally funded trains like the long distance network. I do understand that the state corridors do receive some federal support from Amtrak's accounts and states can get federal grants for various things. But regardless the point is, the states have to take a leading role in a long term solution for this bridge - I'm sure it'll get some federal dollars but CT and MA Will have to cough up some cash.lordsigma12345 wrote: ↑Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:07 pmI guess I meant in terms of passenger it does not serve federally funded passenger rail as such as the states are going to have a roll in this.Not true. Commuter rail service everywhere receives significant grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Also Amtrak provides some support to each state route so there's technically some federal support there as well.