1. Lawmakers consider pitch for high-speed Boston-Springfield rail line | masslive.com

    Lawmakers consider pitch for high-speed Boston-Springfield rail line | masslive.com

    Rick Sullivan, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, estimated that renovating the rail spur could cost $1 billion.  'It's an expensive project, and it isn't going to happen overnight, but we absolutely have to start somewhere, and now is the time,' Sullivan said.  Sullivan said the study would be a first step to look at the costs as well as the benefits in areas like housing and business development.

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