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Western Massachusetts Passenger Rail Commission

A Commission to study potential operation, governance and maintenance of expanded passenger rail in central and western Massachusetts was created by the Legislature in 2022.  The FRCOG has a seat…

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Museum on Main Street

The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street, in partnership with Mass Humanities, are sponsoring a travelling exhibit “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America” through 2023. Launched in 1994, Museum on Main Street…

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MA Special Commission on Rural School Districts

The report of the Commission on the Fiscal Health of Rural School Districts, “A Sustainable Future for Rural Schools” comprehensively documents how regional differences have translated into students in rural…

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Rural Policy Advisory Commission

The FRCOG plays a leadership role in the MA Rural Policy Advisory Commission (RPAC). The RPAC was created by the legislature in 2015, and is governed under M.G.L. Chapter 23A:…

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