Massachusetts Legslative Committee In Springfield, Hears Transportation Concerns

The Joint Transportation Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature held a public hearing in Springfield today (Wednesday) to hear concerns from local officials and other groups on how lawmakers should address pressing needs in the region, from increased funding of public transportation to bridge and road repairs. State Senator Thomas McGee of Lynn is the committee's co-Chair. He says while much debate on transit lately have been around dramatic fare increases and service cuts proposed for the MBTA, transit challenges are also being felt west of Boston.