Old Colony Rail Line Restored

Living on Earth

The southeastern corner of Massachusetts is known as the Old Colony and its towns, including Plymouth, are some of the earliest settlements in the nation. The restoration of passenger rail service connecting the area to Boston has sparked a lively discussion about future development in this region, which is known for its pine barrens, farm land, and cranberry bogs. Some applaud the rail line as a smart way to reduce pollution and congestion from cars. But others say the new train service could promote sprawl and unwanted growth. Jeb Sharpe has our report.

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