1. Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next

    Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next

    Gov. Deval Patrick has voiced his support for the Inland Route project in the last few years. Just last week, the governor’s administration unveiled a five-year, $12.4 billion capital investment plan that calls for $249 million to improve freight systems along critical rail corridors. Included in this funding are the Inland Route and Knowledge Corridor projects. Additionally, when he unveiled a $1 billion transportation bond bill in the fall of 2012, Patrick called for $362.4 million over 10 years for the project.

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