Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

Connecticut Gov. Lamont OKs TOD grants

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont
Photo – Office of Gov. Ned Lamont


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has approved $6.8 million in state funding to advance transit-oriented development (TOD) projects in six municipalities.

The state's Transit-Oriented Development Grant Program provides funding for shovel-ready capital projects located within a half-mile of existing public transportation stations that also promote the development of infrastructure with the goal of creating walkable, mixed-used spaces, officials from the governor's office said in a press release.

The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, which administers the program, earlier this year released a request for applications, for which funding was approved by the State Bond Commission in July.

Rail-related projects and grant amounts include $686,770 to purchase land across from the train station in Seymour to be developed for a mixed-used TOD project; and $540,000 for the stabilization or demolition of two railroad pedestrian bridges in Ansonia.

"Transit-oriented development is more than asphalt and train tracks — it is a comprehensive approach that drives businesses and residents to call our state home," Lamont said.