1. Mass. towns challenge new rail plans

    Moving the passenger line away from a transportation hub like Palmer would not make economic sense for locals, Lamothe continued. The Northampton region is over-saturated with bus service, which is much less expensive for residents looking to travel ...
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    1. If you were truly going to include the Knowledge Corridor, then certainly Amherst would not be slated for the elimination of its rail stop.
    2. We were a major, major passenger transport area, we were the fourth largest station in Massachusetts at the time.
    3. You can't run the train for $1.50 to go from Springfield to Northampton. It's not going to happen.
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