Springfield to Boston Rail service worth pursuing

June 22, 2016

By The Republican Editorials, masslive.com

At some point, “maybe” should become “yes.”Website Insert 5000 New Seats copy

That’s what Senator Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) keeps in mind as he pursues a campaign against difficult political odds. He achieved one measure of triumph in May, when the Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously in favor of conducting a feasibility study for a passenger rail link between Boston and Springfield.

Even if Springfield were not on the rebound with several major revitalization projects underway, the rail link makes sense. Feasibility studies take time and cause delays but most such projects are not undertaken without them.

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