Former Massachusetts Senate president prods state Department Of Transportation to expand East-West rail study

By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle; March 13, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — Enough open houses. Hold public hearings.

That was former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s pointed message Tuesday, as the state Department of Transportation used a Springfield event to update the status of a passenger rail study, then allowed a few comments.

Rosenberg, the longtime Amherst Democrat, hurried to a microphone in Tower Square to implore the DOT to lay the groundwork for an even larger passenger rail expansion than now considered.

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