1. East-West rail study's inclusion in MassDOT plan a 'major breakthrough,' Sen. Eric Lesser...

    East-West rail study's inclusion in MassDOT plan a 'major breakthrough,' Sen. Eric Lesser...

    On Friday, MassDOT released a draft of its 2018 rail plan, which among other priorities includes a feasibility study of expanded rail service between Springfield and Boston -- a priority for Lesser which has faced roadblocks each time he has introduced it on Beacon Hill. "Given the lack of consensus on the appropriate type of service to pursue between Western Massachusetts and Boston, as well as a lack of full understanding of the costs and impacts of a higher speed service, further study is necessary," the rail plan says. "This study, at the direction of MassDOT, will address more than ridership ...

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    1. This is a major, major breakthrough.
    2. Given the lack of consensus on the appropriate type of service to pursue between Western Massachusetts and Boston, as well as a lack of full understanding of the costs and impacts of a higher speed service, further study is necessary.
    3. For decades, people in Western Mass have watched as companies closed and jobs moved elsewhere and families increasingly had to wonder if they have to leave this community for their kids to have a better life.
    4. Oftentimes as a Western Mass legislator you are presented with priorities that are not necessarily your priorities. Aren't necessarily things that affect your district.
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