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Amtrak Downeaster: Overview of Projected Economic Benefits
by CNT

Our twenty-five-year projection of the economic impacts of existing and expanded rail service helped convince Maine’s legislature to allocate $10 million in annual operating subsidies and $35 million in capital improvements to extend service to Brunswick. Those funds were later matched by $35 million from the Federal government and topped off by another $3 million from the State, allowing the Brunswick groundbreaking to occur in the summer of 2010.

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