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Worcester’s accessibility made it a hub of commerce and innovation during the Industrial Revolution, with the north-south Blackstone Canal connecting the city to Providence, Rhode Island, and an east-west rail line to Boston.
Today, Worcester’s economy has changed, but strong transportation is as important as ever.
As the city continues to grow its health care, life sciences and education sectors, experts say Worcester must work to find transportation alternatives to reduce time-consuming congestion that could restrict its ability to draw new residents and businesses.
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