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Gov. Malloy Announces TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts Selected as Service Provider for the Hartford Line

Hartford Line Rail Service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield to Launch May 2018

CT Rail Hartford Line LogoACI, together with joint venture partner TransitAmerica Services (TASI),  has been selected as the service provider to operate and manage a new commuter rail service on the CTrail Hartford Line.  The line, which is currently under construction,  will provide more frequent commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield.  Governor Daniel P. Malloy made the announcement on July 24 and said the service is anticipated to launch in May 2018.

The Hartford Line will act as a regional link with connections to existing rail services, including Metro-North, Shoreline East, and Amtrak Acela high-speed rail services on both the New Haven Line to New York and on the Northeast Corridor to New London and Boston. There will also be direct bus connections to the Bradley Airport Flyer and to CTfastrak.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) conducted a thorough service provider bidding process and cost-benefit analysis for the Hartford Line program and selected TASI/ACI.  TASI/ACI entered into a $45 million contract with CTDOT for five years, plus approximately ten months of preliminary mobilization work that is required to prepare for the launch of the service. As the Hartford Line service provider, TASI/ACI will be responsible for operating trains, maintaining stations and parking facilities, and performing various customer service functions.

Together, TASI and ACI currently serve approximately 57 million riders and provide 318,000 trips annually across the United States. Both entities have provided Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) compliant services for 20 rail clients, including 11 new train service startups. Their combined operations and maintenance experience includes commuter rail contracts in San Francisco, Santa Fe, Denver, Boston, and New Jersey, as well as light rail, heavy rail, and streetcar contracts throughout the country.

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About ACI

ACI is a provider of bus and rail transportation operations and maintenance services to public and private mass transit systems across the United States. Backed by unparalleled industry experience, multi-modal experience, ACI has worked with public and private entities to plan, finance, manage and provide transportation operations and maintenance services. ACI has established a reputation as an industry leader by delivering safe, reliable and timely transportation services combined with unparalleled finance, management, and public/private joint development expertise. ACI holds transportation services management contracts in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland and Puerto Rico. ACI also operates the Paul Revere Transportation Company, the 16th largest bus company in the United States.

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