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A Mass Transit New England Ramble

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Matthew Stevenson argues that it’s little wonder everyone drives.

The biggest problem with American public transportation, he writes in NewGeography.com, is that it lacks a critical mass.

The infrequent service is more of a problem than the slow speeds, which could be padded over with comfortable seats, wifi, and better coffee. Amtrak has only one train a day north of Springfield, which in turn has one train to Boston and spotty bus service.