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Mar 21: Western MA Passenger Rail Commission

Share your thoughts on passenger rail in our area!

Date of Hearing: March 21, 2023

Time: 1 PM

Location: Northampton Senior Center

Address: 67 Conz Street, Northampton MA

Please be advised that Representative William Straus and Senator Brendan Crighton, co-chairs of the Western Massachusetts Passenger Rail Commission, have announced the third of six public meetings of the Commission, which are being held pursuant to §60 of Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2022. The legislature established this commission to investigate and receive public testimony concerning potential public entities with the ability to design, permit, construct, operate and maintain passenger rail service proposals from the East-West Passenger Rail Study Final Report.

The meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center in Northampton. A sign-in sheet at the hearing location will be made available for those persons who wish to address the Commission in-person.

Members of the public wishing to view and participate in the meeting remotely may do so by accessing a livestream of the meeting that will be made available on the MassDOT website. Remote participants may click on the "raise hand" icon, which will signify to the Commission that they wish to be heard virtually, and they will be called on during the public comment period of the hearing. Please note that Zoom Webinar attendees will join in listen-only mode. They will be automatically muted and will not appear on video for the hearing. When a remote participant is called on to address the Commission, the meeting organizer will unmute them for the purpose of providing their testimony.

Additionally, you may submit written testimony by email to commission staff at:


1. Call to Order

2. Open Floor for Discussion among Membership

3. Public Comment Period

This agenda has been prepared in advance and does not necessarily include all matters which may be taken up at this meeting. You may contact commission staff with any questions via email at:


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