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City and state officials agree on New Haven rail station deal

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Connecticut transportation officials and the city of New Haven have launched a partnership over the management of the city’s rail stations.

The New Haven Union Station partnership establishes a new 35-year lease and funding agreement, with two 10-year extension options that would allow the city to maintain and improve Union Station.

Plans include a makeover of the station’s first two floors to allow for retail and other amenities for commuters. Also, it would expand parking with a 600-space garage.

This partnership was announced last year during the centennial celebration of the historic New Haven Union Station.

Sabrina is host and producer of WSHU’s daily podcast After All Things. She also produces the climate podcast Higher Ground and other long-form news and music programs at the station. Sabrina spent two years as a WSHU fellow, working as a reporter and assisting with production of The Full Story.