Sen. Formica Comments on NEC FUTURE Plan

December 19, 2016


Hartford – Senator Paul Formica issued comments in response to Friday’s press conference held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford regarding the NEC FUTURE plan proposal to construct a bypass tunnel in Southeastern Connecticut:

“I stand with our state and federal partners in strong opposition to this NEC future plan which in part calls for a bypass tunnel which would devastate the historic and picturesque towns of the South Eastern Connecticut corridor, especially Old Lyme,” said Sen. Formica. “Representative Carney and I have introduced legislation that will prevent using any Connecticut dollars to fund this plan.”

PHOTO: State Senator Paul Formica speaks at a press conference on Friday December 16th to oppose a part of Federal Railway Administration’s Northeast Corridor plan which, in part, calls for a bypass tunnel under the Connecticut River. Senator Formica is at the podium. Behind him from left to right are Stonington First Selectman Rob Simmons, 2nd District Congressman Joe Courtney, US Senator Dick Blumenthal, and Old Lyme First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder.