Delays in service

The South Coast desperately wants a rail link to Boston and politicians are eager to provide it, but can the state afford it?

late into a May evening in New Bedford, commuters told three stone-faced federal officials about their daily 90-minute plus treks up Route 24 to Interstate 93 toward Boston, a stressful gumbo of traffic bottlenecks, distracted drivers, and too many fatal accidents. State lawmakers and local officials chimed in with appeals to economic justice and opportunity.(...)

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