Cost-benefit analysis of East-West rail grim

At a cost of more than $2.4b, consultants say fed funds unlikely

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE NEW STATE PROJECTIONS indicate a passenger rail expansion to western Massachusetts could attract 278,000 to 469,000 riders per year at a cost ranging between $2.4 billion and $4.6 billion, but the long-sought project continues to face major funding hurdles. Department of Transportation consultants presented a new report Wednesday with updated estimates(...)

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