Support East-West Rail Springfield to Boston
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In 2016, Governor Baker vetoed Senator Eric P. Lesser's rail bill which would study the feasibility of connecting Springfield to Boston via high speed rail. Tell Governor Baker to stop catering to special interests and start supporting our region.
Senator Lesser has refiled S. 1935, An Act to Study the Feasibility of high speed rail access between Springfield and Boston. This bill requires the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to conduct a feasibility study evaluating the projected capital costs, the projected operating costs and revenue opportunities, projected ridership levels, and the prospect of operating high-speed rail on existing rights of way.
The study also looks at the environmental impacts and the resulting economic, social and cultural benefits to the Springfield and Western Massachusetts area.
Tell Governor Baker that he needs to show real support for the Western part of our Commonwealth.
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