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Report Expected Wednesday On Final Options For East-West Rail

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    A major development is expected next week in the long running effort to expand passenger rail service in western Massachusetts.

     Consultants working for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are going to issue a report on three final alternatives for east-west rail.

    The analysis will be presented to a meeting Wednesday (Sept. 30) of an advisory committee made up of elected officials and business leaders from western and central Massachusetts.

       One of the members of the committee is Democratic State Senator Eric Lesser of Longmeadow – a longtime advocate for east-west rail.   He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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