Skimming back up, I'm curious if F-line could elaborate on that decision to tear up the track in Falmouth? If this project does succeed (which I hope it does), it seems to me that it would be much more convenient to run a line to Wood's Hole than have to transfer to a bus and then the ferry.

Doing some quick math, by the way:

Annual Costs: $180,000

Capacity: 1,200 passengers @$35/round trip (per their facebook page, which contradicts the $30 ticket mentioned earlier)

Weekly round trips: 3

A full train would earn $42,000, and if each day was sold out, that'd be $126,000 weekly (I'm not going to count the special schedules for Memorial, 4th, and Labor days). So, in theory, they could be running a profit in 2 weeks. However, I'm not inclined to think that the Friday Hyannis-Boston trip will sell out, and general caution dictates that you underestimate. So, lets just assume that they operate at 25% capacity, or $31,500 weekly. Thats just under 6 weeks before they're turning a profit. Or, to put it another way, they've got 15 weeks to earn their $180,000, so anything better than $12,000/week (342 round trip passengers) is profit.

It sounds pretty good. Then again, Amtrak manages to lose money on their food sales, so I won't put it past the state to mess this up. Hope they manage to prove me wrong, and, if we're really lucky, they can expand service and rebuild the falmouth line (a guy can hope).