Yes, our "abandoned public investment" sitting largely unused while the "commonwealth" of Massachusetts chants the "no money" mantra while funding road expansions on the Cape and elsewhere. Until recently, I lived near the wasted Buzzards Bay station, and Cape Cod Central in the past year did what it could to upgrade the station a bit for its dinner trains. Last year, the state supposedly was going to support a CCC-run commuter rail connection from Middleborough to Sandwich, with weekend service to Hyannis as an initial rail service. Apallingly, but not surprising, this didn't happen, with the state citing its "no money" excuse. Now the latest convenient reason/excuse
is that the RR ties between Boston and Middleboro need replacing. All things being equal, this makes sense and is a legitimate reason. But with the "commonwealth" having danced around the issue for the better part of a decade, it remains to be seen whether the extension will happen soon. Although ultimately it's up to us to speak up.
(preaching to the choir).
Hopefully, we can hold the state's proverbial feet to the fire and common sense will prevail. but in this state, politics usually trump logic.
If Boston to Cape Cod rail service occurs in 2012 I will eat a jelly doughnut dipped in tomato sauce.