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Rail at a Crossroads

Ridership is down and job growth has taken off outside Route 128. Instead of pouring millions of tax dollars into commuter trains, is it time to hit the brakes?

Why aren't you on the commuter rail?
By BRIAN KLADKO
January 22, 2006

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T his time of year, Brian Welch must wait until the weekend to see his Worcester home in the light of day. Monday through Friday, he tiptoes out before dawn, leaving behind his sleeping wife and 2-year-old daughter. He drives downtown to Worcester's Union Station, boards the 6:06 train to South Station, and snags his favorite seat for a ride ... (Full article: 3517 words)

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