While every Democratic candidate for governor supports SouthCoast Rail, every Republican or independent candidate is dragging his heels or outright opposed, as Auditi Guha reports for the New Bedford Standard Times: Opposed to the rail … [Read more...]
Baker to Central Mass Commuters: ‘Buy a Segway’
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 … [Read more...]
Tim (Murray) Talks Transportation
Murray covers the trends and specifics of his administration's actions. To Gov. Deval Patrick's credit, he has let Murray have his head and accomplish more than any Lt. Gov. I can recall. In transportation, that includes:The CSX … [Read more...]
Amtrak upgrading service on the Boston-to-Chicago line
Still trying to keep up to date on Massachusetts Amtrak and commuter rail service improvements. This article is good news not only because it shows Amtrak is focusing on the Northeast region, but it also shows increased ridership which is … [Read more...]
This is good, but I still think East/West is best.
It doesn't make sense to me to commute people out of state for jobs, but this rail service will serve many other purposes, including service to Bradley Airport. I still believe we need to reconnect Western MA to Boston. I feel like I live … [Read more...]
Expanding rail service to expand economic growth
Blake Lamothe, Chairman of the Palmer Redevelopment Authority, and owner of the Palmer Union Station, has provided a written statement giving more information on bringing passenger rail service to Palmer. In the interest of bringing … [Read more...]
Blogging from the Commuter Rail
Hey, this is pretty cool. I'm riding the Lowell Line Commuter Rail train into town, and lo and behold, I ended up on one of the new wi-fi enabled cars. Free wireless for the duration of your ride. There's lots to complain about … [Read more...]
Back on track: commuter rail Massachusetts
I urge you to read the details of the plan in articles today in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette or the New Bedford Standard Times or the Globe I've been working on rail issues for a long time, because I believe making better use of our … [Read more...]
May I have my $63.42 back, please?
I wrote this letter to the governor just a moment ago and I thought I would share it with all of you in my moment of frustration. ----- Dear Governor Patrick, This morning I plopped down $151 of my hard earned dollars for a zone 2 commuter … [Read more...]
Silver before Green?
OK, I'm taking my life into my own hands by trusting BostonNOW ... which is reporting that Gov. Patrick wants to build the billion-dollar Silver Line tunnel before getting to the Green Line extension to Medford, which has been pushed back … [Read more...]