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N.E. governors tout rail plan MASSACHUSETTS -- The governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut have invited Amtrak to join the states in a project to expand commuter rail between Springfield and New Haven, Conn., The Republican reported. Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell wrote a letter this week to Joseph H. Boardman, president and CEO of Amtrak, following a meeting involving the governors and Amtrak officials. "The states of Connecticut and Massachusetts have a shared vision of developing a world-class regional rail commuter service along the Springfield Line corridor ... It is our hope that Amtrak shares this vision," the governors' letter states. Patrick and Rell also wrote in the three-paragraph letter, dated Tuesday, that the commuter line "will dramatically improve mobility in the region and improve life and lifestyles."
Michelle McAuliffe, March 26, 2009, The Republican