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Mayor Sarno welcomes Governor Baker and Congressman Neal from Boston train ride at Springfield Union Station

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, a member of the East-West Passenger Rail Study Advisory Committee, welcomed Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard Neal, Secretary of Transportation Jamey Tesler, Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner and state officials after their train ride on the Amtrak special ‘Theater car’ from South Station Boston to our own Springfield Union Station.

Mayor Sarno states, “This effort continues to highlight the need for East-West rail under President Biden’s infrastructure package.  I am very appreciative of Congressman Neal’s, Governor Baker’s, state Senator Eric Lesser’s and everyone involved continued efforts to bring this to fruition.  This would be a boon for economic development, housing initiatives and jobs right here in Springfield and ‘The Golden West’.  We need to start catching up to the European and Asian nations when it comes to state of the art passenger rail travel.”

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