Dependable Rail in 2016: What will it Mean for the Knowledge Corridor Region?


HSR-Charrette_invite-cover_small.pngA Business Breakfast Forum

The Hartford Club
46 Prospect Street,
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, June 3, 2011
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

The New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail project will connect Hartford and Springfield to new business, educational, and cultural opportunities along the Knowledge Corridor, and in Southwestern Connecticut and New York City. What are these opportunities, and what should we do to maximize them? We'll hear from local business leaders as well as representatives from other successful rail corridors on how we can best leverage state and federal rail investments for economic growth.


  • Bob Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association
  • Patricia Quinn, Northern New England Rail Authority (Downeaster Service, Portland, ME/Boston, MA)
  • Gene Skoropowski, HNTB (Capitol Corridor Service, Sacramento/San Jose, CA)
  • Matthew Nemerson, Connecticut Technology Council
  • Rob Little, Chief Investment Officer, Finance, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

There is no charge for attendance but registration is required at:

Sponsored by:
America 2050 and Regional Plan Association, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and Surdna Foundation.

Co-sponsored by:
Capitol Region Council of Governments and ULI Boston.


Good Morning -
I attended the Dependable Rail Forum on June 2-3. It was a helpful event and I am eager to brief our staff - I was wondering when the take-aways and next steps may be compiled and shared with the attendees?
Thank you again for a great event.


Thanks for joining us at the forum last week. Our staff met on Tuesday to debrief and we are working on a final report that will combine the research leading up to the event with the presentations and strategies developed at the event. We hope to complete it within the next 2 weeks and will share it with all the participants, as well as post it here on the website. In them meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly.