Public Officials

Michael Dukakis

Former Governor of Massachusetts (D), Chair, NSRL Working Group

Bill Weld

Former Governor of Massachusetts (R)


Edward Markey

US Senator, (D) Massachusetts

Mike Capuano

US Representative, MA 7th Congressional District (D)

Katherine Clark

US Representative, MA 5th Congressional District (D)

Jim McGovern

US Representative, MA 2nd Congressional District (D)

Seth Moulton

US Representative, MA 6th Congressional District (D)

Richard Neal

US Representative, MA 1st Congressional District (D)

Niki Tsongas

US Representative, MA 3rd Congressional District (D)


Bruce Tarr

MA State Senator, Minority Leader (R) Gloucester

Mike Barrett

MA State Senator, (D) Lexington

Martha Fuller Clark

NH State Senator, (D) Portsmouth

Cindy Creem

MA State Senator, (D) Newton

Sal DiDomenico

MA State Senator, (D) Everett

Eileen Donoghue

MA State Senator, (D) Lowell

Jamie Eldridge

MA State Senator, (D) Acton

Cindy Friedman

MA State Senator, (D) Arlington

Pat Jehlen

MA State Senator, (D) Somerville

Patrick O'Connor

MA State Senator, (R) Weymouth

Marc Pacheco

MA State Senator, (D) Taunton

Eric Lesser

MA State Senator, (D) Longmeadow

Jason Lewis

MA State Senator, (D) Winchester

Joan Lovely

MA State Senator, (D) Salem

Tom McGee

MA State Senator, (D) Lynn; Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Transportation


Robert DeLeo

Speaker, MA House of Representatives, (D) Winthrop

Christine Barber

MA State Representative, (D) Somerville

John Businger

Former MA State Representative, Founder, NSRL Legislative Caucus, Vice Chair, NSRL Working Group

Antonio Cabral

MA State Representative, (D) New Bedford, House Chair, Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures…

Nick Collins

MA State Representative, (D) Boston

Mike Connolly

MA State Representative, (D) Cambridge

Brian Dempsey

Former MA State Representative, (D) Haverhill, Chair, House Ways and Mean

Sean Garballey

MA State Representative, (D) Arlington

Carmine Gentile

MA State Representative, (D) Sudbury

Jonathan Hecht

MA State Representative, (D) Watertown

Jay Kaufman

MA State Representative, (D) Lexington, Chair, Joint Committee on Revenue

Jack Lewis

MA State Representative, (D) Framingham

Jay Livingstone

MA State Representative, (D) Boston

Paul Mark

MA State Representative, (D) Peru

Joan Meschino

MA State Representative, (D) Hull

Harold "Hank" Naughton

MA State Representative, (D) Clinton

Jerry Parisella

MA State Representative, (D) Beverly

Denise Provost

MA State Representative, (D) Somerville

Jeffrey Roy

MA State Representative, (D) Franklin

Byron Rushing

MA State Representative, (D) Boston

Frank Smizik

MA State Representative, (D) Brookline; Chair, House Committee on Global Warming

Todd Smola

MA State Representative, (R) Hampden

Ted Speliotis

MA State Representative, (D) Danvers

Paul Tucker

MA State Representative, (D) Salem

Steve Ultrino

MA State Representative, (D) Malden

Chris Walsh

MA State Representative, (D) Framingham

Thomas Walsh

MA State Representative, (D) Peabody


Eileen Duff

Governor's Councilor

Parwez Wahid

MA Democratic State Committee


Thomas Ambrosino

City Manager of Chelsea, MA

Brian Arrigo

Mayor of Revere, MA

Keith Bergman

Town Administrator of Littleton, MA

Ted Bettencourt

Mayor of Peabody, MA

Stephanie Muccini Burke

Mayor of Medford, MA

Karen Cadieux

Mayor of Easthampton, MA

Michael Cahill

Mayor of Beverly, MA

Joe Curtatone

Mayor of Somerville, MA

Stephen DiNatale

Mayor of Fitchburg, MA

Carlo DeMaria

Mayor of Everett, MA

Robert Dolan

Mayor of Melrose, MA

Kim Driscoll

Mayor of Salem, MA

Kevin Dumas

Mayor of Attleboro, MA

James Fiorentini

Mayor of Haverhill, MA

Scott Galvin

Mayor of Woburn, MA

Bob Hedlund

Mayor of Weymouth, MA

Donna Holaday

Mayor of Newburyport, MA

Thomas Hoye

Mayor of Taunton, MA

Tom Koch

Mayor of Quincy, MA

Edward Kennedy

Mayor of Lowell, MA

Judith Flanagan Kennedy

Mayor of Lynn, MA

Kevin Murphy

City Manager of Lowell, MA

Alex Morse

Mayor of Holyoke, MA

Joe Petty

Mayor of Worcester, MA

Dan Rivera

Mayor of Lawrence, MA

Dominic Sarno

Mayor of Springfield, MA

Denise Simmons

Mayor of Cambridge, MA

Joseph Sullivan

Mayor of Braintree, MA

Sefatia Romeo Theken

Mayor of Gloucester, MA

Setti Warren

Mayor of Newton, MA


Richard Haggerty

City Council President of Woburn, MA

Michelle Wu

Boston City Council President

Frank Baker

Boston City Councilor

Andrea Campbell

Boston City Councilor

Mark Ciommo

Boston City Councilor

Annissa Essaibi-George

Boston City Councilor

Michael Flaherty

Boston City Councilor

Tito Jackson

Boston City Councilor

Sal LaMattina

Boston City Councilor

Timothy McCarthy

Boston City Councilor

Matt O'Malley

Boston City Councilor

Ayanna Pressley

Boston City Councilor

Josh Zakim

Boston City Councilor

Timothy Toomey

Cambridge City Council and Former MA State Representative (D), Cambridge

Franny Osman

Board of Selectmen Member of Acton, MA

Candy Mero Carlson

Worcester City Councilor

Jim DiTullio

Counsel & Chief Policy Advisor, MA Senate President Stanley Rosenberg

Louis Elisa

Former Executive Secretary/Director, Port Development to the Seaport Advisory Council

Clay Schofield

Former Deputy Director of Planning MBTA, Former NSRL Project Manager

Andrea Burns

Director, Age Friendly Boston

Cathy Douglas Stone

Former Chief of Environmental Services, City of Boston

Walter Bonin

Chair, Marlborough Mayor's Transportation Committee


Lynn Ahlgren


Robert Beal

Senior Officer & Former President, Related Beal

David Begelfer

CEO, NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Organization) MA

Brad Bellows

Architect; Member, Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Robert Bradford

President, North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Joe Caiazzo

Principal, Knox Cannon Strategies LLC

Brendan Carroll

Director of Intelligence, Perry Brokerage Associates

Ralph Coluntino


Robert Coughlin

President & CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio)

Don Cox

Co-Founder & CEO, Cape Cod Military Support Foundation Inc.

Robert Culver

Managing Director, Sasaki

Frank DeMasi

Former President, Association for Public Transportation (APT)

John DeVillars

Managing Principal, BlueWave Capital

John Fish

Chairman & CEO, Suffolk Construction Company

Norm Gorin

President & CEO, Screening for Mental Health; Former Chair, NSRL Steering Committee

Brian Gregory

Designer, Gamble Associates

Sam Liao National

Director, Transit and Rail WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Herb Lipson

Chair, Metrocorp Publishing

Edward Mueller

Principal, Mueller Coggins Group

Tom O'Brien

Founding Partner & Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group, LLC

Thomas Palmer

Principal, Tom Palmer Communications

Tracie Rankin

Public Relations Consultant at Rankinfile

Cranston Rogers


Tod Salmonson

Senior Community Manager, Avalon North Station

David Sarlitto

Executive Director, Ocean State Job Lot

Jim Stone

Founder/Chairman/CEO, Plymouth Rock Group of Companies

Karen Cord Taylor

Journalist & Writer; Former Newspaper Publisher, The Beacon Hill Times

Michael Vaughan

Founder & President, Nauset Strategies

Peter Zuk

London Underground Limited (LU), Chief Programmes Officer and Board Member


Lou Antonellis

Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103

Daniel Cadogan

Local Chairman/Legislative Rep., Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE)

Frank Calabro

Business Manager, Tunnel Workers Local 88

Frank Callahan

President, Massachusetts Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO

John Dumas

Dem. State Committee; Former Business Manager, IBEW Local 103

Paul Feeney

Legislative Director, IBEW Local 2222

Tony Pini

Legislative & Political Director, Massachusetts Laborers District Council

Chris Roy

Assistant Legislative Representative, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE)

Steven Tolman

President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Academic & Non-Profit

Joe Aiello

National Association of Railroad Passengers Council of Representatives, MA

Steven Anderson

Director of Operations, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Rick Arena

Board, U.S. High Speed Rail; Former President, Association for Public Transportation (APT)

Barry Bluestone

Professor, Northeastern University

Fred Breimyer

Regional Economist, FDIC; Past President & Current Board Member, New England Economic Project

Marc Ebuna

President/Co-Founder, TransitMatters

Peter Griffin

President, NH Rail Revitalization Association

John Kyper

Transportation Chair, MA Sierra Club

Michael Lake

President & CEO, Leading Cities

Lois Levin

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, Transportation Specialist

Rosina-Maria Lucibello

Former Executive Assistant to Governor Dukakis; NSRL Media Coordinator

Molly McKay

Transportation Chair, Sierra Club (CT)

Martin Meehan

President, University of Massachusetts

Pat Moscaritolo

President & CEO, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stephen Michon

Partner, FutureWorks LLC; Advisory Board Member, NH Rail Transit Authority

Bob O'Brien

Former Chair, NSRL Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Steve Olanoff

Former Chair, Regional Transportation Advocacy Council (RTAC)

Jim Repass

President, National Corridors Initiative (NCI)

Jim Tarr

Former NSRL Administrative Assistant

Peter Ubertaccio

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences at Stonehill College

David Westerling

Professor Emeritus, School of Engineering at Merrimack College

Letters of Support

 Congressional Delegation, Oct. 11, 2012

Congressional Delegation, Oct. 11, 2012

Chancellor Martin Meehan, Oct. 11, 2012

 Letter FROM Seth Moulton to FRA, Feb 16, 2016

Letter FROM Seth Moulton to FRA, Feb 16, 2016

Letter of support for the North South Rail Link, signed by 175 Massachusetts legislators