SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser appeared Sunday in a special edition of 22News InFocus exploring current proposals for east-west rail connecting Boston to Springfield. The investigative report by Kait Walsh also examines the history of rail in Massachusetts and some of the reasons progress on the issue has been delayed.
In the program, Lesser notes the regional disparity between transportation investments in the eastern and western parts of the state.
“We should feel outraged that we’ve been left out of this and we’ve been left behind and that we haven’t gotten the same level of attention and investment that all these other cities have gotten,” Lesser said.
Lesser has reintroduced a bill to pass a feasibility study of east-west rail in the Massachusetts State Senate after the same bill passed the legislature but was vetoed by Governor Charlie Baker last year.
The special edition of 22News InFocus can be watched here: http://wwlp.com/2017/01/29/infocus-lawmakers-considering-rail-service-from-springfield-to-boston/