Plenty of Questions But Few Answers On Rail Project

PROVIDENCE — State senators got few answers about a proposal to expand the Amtrak rail line in Rhode Island during a Feb. 28 conference call with federal officials.

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Everyone Not On Board with Plan to Straighten Rails

The Federal Railroad Administration, about a week before Christmas, released its final environmental impact statement regarding the straightening of Northeast Corridor tracks, from Washington, D.C., to Boston, during the next few decades.

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Officials Listen to Community About 6-10 Connector

PROVIDENCE — The city’s department of Planning + Development heard a resounding message from the hundred or so members of the public who attended its recent listening session on the future of the 6-10 Connector: Attendees demanded that the 1.3-mile stretch of highway between Olneyville and downtown be reconstructed in a way that connects communities divided by the highway and accommodates pedestrians, bicycles, cars and buses, while avoiding the gentrification of the abutting neighborhoods.

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