Everybody knows that the Worcester airport needs to be connected by a highway. Boston is expanding so much these days and I think worcester needs to get some attention too. It is the 2nd biggest city in New England, and needs some major improvements. I think they really need to push to get some money allocated to improve some key parts of the city. If there was a couple improvements to the city it would spur development and finally the city could be cleaned up an expanded. So many people live in the worcester metro area and get tired of having to go to Boston to do everything because the city is so bad. There needs to be a serious solution to connecting the airport to the highway. I don't understand why this conversation is not even taking place. On top of that if we could get a highway out there we could possibly get a light rail to follow that same roadway that could connect to union station. Union station gets a lot of service and having that rail transit would make the airport a viable option. So many people are able to use the commuter rail from many surrounding towns and if it could transfer to a light rail that went to the airport that would be incredible. If it couldn't follow the highway it would make sense to have the train go from union station across downtown and over to the airport so people could take the commuter rail into worcester and then use that train to stop in downtown, and the other people could keep going on to the airport. It would make the most sense to start at umass medical go down to union station across downtown and end at the airport. This would mean people living near umass on route 9 could take the train to downtown or the airport, and also people living on the airport side of the city could get downtown and also over to the hospital if needed. We could honestly even use the DMU approach that Boston will use and use existing tracks for a few parts. There are already tracks that go right next to the hospital and over to union station. Also there are tracks that go from union station to the greendale mall side of town. This line that already has tracks laid passes directly from city center/union station past St Vincent hospital, the DCU center, then the Worcester District Court, the Worcester housing authority with hundreds of low income apartments, a few schools, and along to the greendale mall. Using DMUs on existing tracks and then putting light rail tracks down to have a downtown/airport link would be crucial. America is too car dependent and luckily there is finally a shift happening. Massachusetts always tries to be progressive and what better way than by adding rail to a stagnant city and transforming it and giving other cities an example to follow. If these improvements were made Worcester would have the tools it needs to separate itself from Bostons shadow and finally get the push it needs to gain its own separate identity as a great city.