East West Train Expansion Explored

The state Department of  Transportation is planning to study a possible high speed rail link  between Boston and Springfield.  

Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a bill  that would have authorized a feasibility study for the rail line in  2016. 

 Now, the project has landed on a list for the federal government  of the DOT's broad plan for state railroads.  The study is expected to  begin later this year.

State Senator Eric Lesser says the draft may be commented on by the public through February 16th.

Conspicuous by its absence is a method to pay for the massive undertaking.

Officials say that will be addressed.

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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