Markey Throws Support Behind Boston-Springfield Rail Link

Aug 8, 2017

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) told town hall meeting in Springfield that he supports building a high-speed rail line between Springfield and Boston.
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said he supports developing high-speed rail service between Springfield and Boston.

Markey endorsed the east-west rail project when asked about it at the town hall meeting the Democrat hosted in Springfield Monday.  

He said if Congress approves a massive infrastructure spending bill, the rail project could become a reality.

" And if that happens the sky is the limit for Springfield and I want to be part of making that possible," Markey said.

A feasibility study on east-west rail, proposed by Democratic State Senator Eric Lesser has stalled on Beacon Hill for several years in a row.