east-west passenger rail East-West Rail Study Concludes With Recommendation For More Study By Paul Tuthill • Oct 23, 2020 Paul Tuthill / WAMC Listen Listening... / 4:04 After two years of study, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is about to release a report that contains no recommendation on building an east-west passenger rail link. MassDOT Plans Nov. 30 Release Of Final Report On East-West Rail Feasibility By Paul Tuthill • Sep 30, 2020 Trains In The Valley (https://trainsinthevalley.org/2020/01/25/rail-news-roundup-32/ Listen Listening... / 3:10 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced three final options for passenger rail service between Pittsfield and Boston. Report Expected Wednesday On Final Options For East-West Rail By Paul Tuthill • Sep 25, 2020 wikipedia.org Listen Listening... / 7:39 Listen to the interview with State Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) A major development is expected next week in the long running effort to expand passenger rail service in western Massachusetts. Markey’s BRAIN TRAIN Would Connect Cities With New Rail Network By Josh Landes • Jun 5, 2020 Josh Landes / WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:41 Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey has unveiled new legislation calling for the creation of a massive intercity rail network across the Northeast and the rest of the country. East-West Rail Proponents Question Study's Ridership Estimates By Paul Tuthill • Feb 7, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:54 Advocates for linking western and eastern Massachusetts by passenger rail are critical of a new report that estimates the costs would be high and the ridership relatively low. Baker Says Backing For East-West Rail Depends On Outcome Of Options Study By Paul Tuthill • Jan 27, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 4:03 The restoration of Union Station in Springfield is seen as a catalyst for the increase in rail ridership in western Massachusetts. The project was also the spark for a much anticipated study into expanded train service for the region. MassDOT East-West Rail Study Running Late By Paul Tuthill • Jan 8, 2020 wikipedia.org Listen Listening... / 3:31 A much-anticipated feasibility study on east-west passenger rail service in Massachusetts has been delayed. New Rail Boarding Platform Nearly Finished At Union Station By Paul Tuthill • Nov 18, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:18 A new boarding platform for train passengers at Springfield’s Union Station may be open in time for the busy holiday travel season. Support Voiced For Bill That Would Pay People To Move To Western Mass. By Paul Tuthill • Sep 25, 2019 Listen Listening... / 3:06 The Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill that would pay people to move to western Massachusetts. Six Options Being Evaluated For East-West Passenger Rail By Paul Tuthill • Jul 24, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:34 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is examining six options for east-west passenger rail. Already some of the scenarios appear to be nonstarters.