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Outside Section 245
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Weekend commuter rail feasibility - Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush

SECTION 245.   The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall examine and report on the feasibility of restoring weekend commuter rail service on the Greenbush lines. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the cost of restoring and providing service for the Greenbush lines; (ii) the levels of weekend ridership on such commuter lines before the weekend service was cancelled on such lines; (iii) a comparison of weekend ridership and cost of providing service on other commuter rail lines; and (iv) the ridership numbers that would be required to warrant restoration of the Greenbush lines. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall file the report on or before November 30, 2014, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and the joint committee on transportation.