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Projects aim to expand freight rail

Two area projects that could lead to expanded freight rail are set to move forward this year after receiving recent funding boosts from the state.

The Covanta SEMASS trash-to-energy plant in Rochester and the Fore River Railroad in Braintree and Quincy each received grants under the state’s Industrial Rail Access Program, which seeks to expand access to freight rail as a way to spur economic growth.

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