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Worcester Mayor's comments...

Postby bierhere » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:06 pm

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Postby octr202 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:18 pm

Failing that, Mayor Timothy P. Murray argues in a 20-page report being released today, T and state officials should pressure CSX Corp. of Florida to allow more commuter train trips on the freight tracks CSX leases to the MBTA. He also suggested building a third track between Framingham and Boston, so freight trains can maneuver around commuter trains.

Murray favors 20 daily round trips, including more morning and evening express trains, and he blames CSX for blocking them through its ownership of the rails.

Ah, I love it when politicians spew this stuff. "Pressure." "Blames." "Blocking." What does he propose, the MBTA and the Secretary of Transportation work over CSX officials with crowbars and two by fours until they give in?

Not that better commuter rail service isn't good, but isn't respecting private property good too?
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