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CommonWealth: Dear Gov. Raimondo: Express trains wrong ask

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Providence Station Adam Moss Ari Ofsevit and James Aloisi write an open letter to Gov. Raimondo in CommonWealth Magazine in response to her call for express commuter rail service between Providence and Boston. But rather than single express trains serving a few commuters, we respectfully suggest low-cost, common-sense improvements that would benefit everyone. At our non-profit TransitMatters, we’ve been doing …

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ABC 6 Video: Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station

In Pawtucket, Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Transportation by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Pawtucket and Central Falls are a step closer to having a commuter rail stop on the Providence – Boston MBTA line. Last night, at a public meeting hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, officials noted that the station planning was at the mid-point of a lengthy process to establishing the station.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Worcester-Providence ‘JetBlue of rail commuting’ envisioned

In Transportation by Greater City Providence9 Comments

Boston Surface Railroad Co. has been formed for the specific purpose of creating a commuter rail service between the two New England cities. Vincent Bono, the largest stockholder and general manager of the new company, said plans are in the first stages of developing what he hopes will eventually be three trains per day traveling between the two cities.