Massachusetts House Endorses East-West Rail Study

April 30, 2016

An amendment passed by the Massachusetts House as part of the proposed state budget would authorize a study of high-speed rail between Boston and Springfield.Website Insert Keep Your Money In-State copy

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Peter Kocut of Northampton, would create a special committee, or working group, to determine what needs to be done, and what it would cost, to get high-speed passenger trains running between the eastern and western parts of the state.

The idea has a lot support in western Massachusetts, including from Congressman Richard Neal.

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