Greenbush Commuter Rail Before-and-After Study

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Posted 6/10

The Greenbush Before-and-After Study analyzed the effect of the commencement of service on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Greenbush commuter rail line, which reopened on October 31, 2007, on travel patterns in the towns of Quincy, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, and Scituate, and other, surrounding towns. Before-and-after data were gathered on the utilization of other public transportation modes as well as on highway traffic volumes. The operation of the Greenbush Line appears to have had the greatest impact on commuter boat utilization, attracting a number of passengers away from that service.

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