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Transit authority must make long-term commitment to Hyannis train

The traffic to Cape Cod is nightmarish enough on summer weekends that taking a train instead seems like a no-brainer. But when the state subsidized rail service from New York City to Hyannis in the 1980s, it petered out after a few years.

So while the announcement last week by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority that it will run trains to Hyannis on summer weekends, this time leaving from Boston, is certainly welcome, local authorities will need to make a long-term commitment to the service, complete with adequate marketing, to ensure this attempt succeeds.

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