Members of Connecticut's all-Democratic Congressional delegation are urging federal railroad officials to meet with residents of Old Lyme before moving forward with plans to route a new rail line through the city.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Joe Courtney sent a letter Monday to the Federal Railroad Administration reiterating their opposition to a route through the historic city.
In the letter, they call on the FRA to attend a public forum in Old Lyme and speak with community leaders.
The lawmakers say the FRA has begun a multi-million dollar undertaking to meet the future passenger rail needs of the Northeast. One proposal would shift the...