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Stoughton Continues Opposition To SouthCoast Rail

TSM – Stoughton residents make their case at Southcoast Rail Meeting in Taunton.

SouthCoast residents are hoping to see commuter rail service extended from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.  But others say the project will bring headaches to their communities.

During a meeting Tuesday night in Taunton, residents from Stoughton continued to state their opposition to the project.  Attorney Thomas Recupero, a member of the Stoughton Board of Selectman, says having two overhead electric rail lines running through their Downtown will create havoc…

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Recupero says he understands the importance of commuter rail to the economies of New Bedford and Fall River, but the plan does almost nothing for Stoughton.

The Army Corps of Engineers recently  issued a final environmental impact report and identified the so-called Stoughton route as the best alternative.

Recupero says a special Town Meeting later this month will consider funding a legal challenge to the project, to the tune of $150,000.


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