How $9 billion from federal Infrastructure Bill could benefit western Massachusetts

Massachusetts is set to receive about $9 billion from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal to fix roads, bridges, and internet access across the state. “The roads do need to be fixed,” said Jose Tapia of Springfield. “I just recently had an axle snap on the way home because of the potholes that are all over Springfield.” A major part of the bill is improving railways, including the long-discussed East-West passenger rail that would connect Boston to Springfield. One passenger at Union Station in Springfield told 22News he takes the train down to New York, and would take it to Boston if it were an option.

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