Tom Curtin wrote:Folks, it appears to me that CDOT's record (going back a few decades) indicates they will not be interested in instituting any passenger service on any lines that don't already have it. Thus we have SLE. Thus we might have Springfield line service. But they have turned thumbs down on "Highland Line" passenger service before.And aside from that and the impending bankruptcy of governments everywhere, I remain unconvinced that there is enough of a potential rail commuter market between the Waterbury/New Britain corridor and downtown Hartford to support trains. Sure, I-84 is jammed every weekday, but the overwhelming majority of those drivers are traveling from a suburban home to a suburban job, and a downtown-to-downtown commuter train will be of little use to them. South of Hartford, the same thing applies to the Berlin Turnpike (Route 5)... it's jammed with rush hour traffic, but the demand for public transit on the route supports only an infrequent Connecticut Transit bus line that roughly parallels it as far as Berlin.