Senator Lesser to Provide Bus to Boston for Constituents Who Want to Testify on East-West Rail Study

Bill to study east-west rail to have hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 24

SPRINGFIELD — On Tuesday, Oct. 24 State Senator Eric P. Lesser will be busing fellow legislators and constituents to the State House to testify on why proposed Springfield-to-Boston rail service matters to them and how it could impact their lives.

The Joint Committee on Transportation will hold a hearing on Sen. Lesser’s bill proposing a feasibility study of high-speed east-west rail on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room A-1.

There is limited space on Sen. Lesser’s bus, so those wishing to testify should RSVP at www.SenatorLesser.com/bus. The bus will depart Springfield at 7:30 a.m. to arrive in time for the hearing, and the committee will receive testimony on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those planning to testify should bring a written copy of their testimony so that they can submit it in writing in case the queue to testify is too long. The bus will depart the State House to return to Springfield at 1 p.m. Bottled water and snacks will be provided on the bus.

Those who cannot make the trip to Boston are still encouraged to show their support and see the bus off from the Basketball Hall of Fame parking lot on Tuesday morning.

WHO:  Senator Eric P. Lesser, constituents and fellow legislators (to be announced at future date)

WHAT: Senator Eric P. Lesser will take a bus to the State House with about 40 constituents to testify in favor of his proposed study of east-west rail service.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24

Media availability: 7 a.m.

Bus departs Springfield: 7:30 a.m.

Transportation Committee Hearing and Testimony: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bus returns to Springfield: 3 p.m.

WHERE: The bus will meet in the parking lot of the Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Ave, Springfield, MA 01105

A media availability will be held beside the bus, before it departs, at 7 a.m. For questions, please contact Ryan Migeed, Communications Director to Senator Eric P. Lesser, at 617-722-1291.

For questions about writing testimony, please contact Samantha Kelly, Legislative Director to Senator Eric P. Lesser, at 617-722-1291.

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