In keeping with its Boston-centric attitude, the Baker campaign is all in a tizzy trying to trash the administration’s plan to bring more trains to commuters traveling between Boston and the Central Mass regions.
The Patrick-Murray plan, which was made possible by a long awaited agreement with CSX, will increase the number of round trip trains between Worcester and Boston to 20 per day, and will ease congestion on our highways. Baker is also against the Patrick-Murray plan to bring commuter rail back to the SouthCoast.
Maybe Baker has a better plan to bring quality transportation options to commuters in the Central Mass region, which has for decades been starved of infrastructure improvements, thanks to Baker's Big Dig boondoggle.
Perhaps as Governor, he will encourage commuters to buy Segways to drive down the shoulder of I-90 each morning.
Honestly, I don’t know why Charlie Baker is against commuter rail expansions. Maybe it’s because he’s worried that people can’t listen to Howie Carr on trains. But the truth is, thanks to Tim Murray’s work to get Wi-Fi on trains, commuters can now listen to Howie on their laptops via wrko.com.
(Full Disclosure: I work for Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's Committe)