New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

Expanding the Massachusetts commuter rail system to connect Boston with the cities of Springfield, Fall River and New Bedford, is an idea drawing support from most Bay State voters in a new poll. In a MassINC Polling Group survey commissioned by the Barr Foundation, 78 percent of voters say they back the expansion. Sixteen percent said they oppose it, while six percent said they were unsure or preferred not to voice their opinion. The Barr Foundation supports Transportation for Massachusetts, a coalition set up in 2010 to push for reliable transportation options as drivers of the economy.

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