February 8, 2017

Editorial: Short-term fixes boost commuter rail performance

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Expanded train service between Worcester and Boston has long been considered a key component of economic development efforts in this city.

From the reintroduction of service in 1994, the history of the commuter rail has been marked by expanded offerings and faster service. This is notwithstanding problems with reliability and on-time performance.

Those problems recently resurfaced at public forums to solicit feedback for proposed schedule changes that will take effect in May.

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