Boston company to offer first private passenger rail line

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Boston company wants to offer the first private passenger rail line…

Georgia (Aug 10, 2015)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Boston company wants to offer the first private passenger rail line in the nation in more than 30 years, reviving a once-popular business model that was stopped dead in its tracks decades ago…


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“If commuter rail is to be competitive, it has to maintain artificially low fares, fares that are below the fully allocated cost of service,” said Albert Churella, a professor at Kennesaw State University who specializes in the history of the railroad industry.

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