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New Bedford Chamber Prez: All Southcoast Rail Options Being Explored

All options are still on the table as far as Southcoast Rail goes. After attending Monday's MassDOT Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Kidder says the state isn't leaning too much one way or the other in favor of one particular route...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Local Chambers of Commerce Welcome Lt. Gov. Polito to Annual Luncheon

The Fall River Area and New Bedford Area Chambers of Commerce invited Lt. Governor Karyn Polito to speak at their annual Legislative Luncheon at Rachel's Lakeside in Dartmouth Thursday. 

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Cape Cod Central Railroad Facebook

Brews With a View on Cape Cod

If you're looking for just one more unique experience this summer, it's time to check out Cape Cod Central Railroad's Rails and Ales beer tasting. 

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Jim Phillips / TSM

State Transportation Chair Sees the Light with Southcoast Rail Middleboro Route

State Representative William Strauss says the Southcoast Rail alternative route seems like a viable option.

Speaking with WBSM's Phil Paleologos, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation says the Stoughton route, coming in at $3...

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Gov. Baker Supports Middleboro Route for South Coast Rail

BOSTON (AP) _ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is suggesting an alternative route for commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River as the projected price tag for the original project surges...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Rising Cost of South Coast Rail Prompts Second Look at Middleboro Route

A press briefing puts a new pricetag on the South Coast Rail project.

Project officials and MassDOT told the public today that the South Coast Rail project, as it stands, would cost the state $3...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Has Laundry List of Priorities Before Southcoast Rail

With Southcoast Rail's future still cloudy, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the State could focus on other housekeeping items in the interim...

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Lang Encouraged by Potential Southcoast Rail Route Change

A Southcoast Rail Task Force meeting is being set aside until after a MassDOT Board of Directors meeting on Monday. That's when several sources tell WBSM News the Board will abandon plans for the $2+ billion Stoughton route and turn their focus to the much more affordable Lakeville/Middleboro alternative...

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If Not South Coast Rail Than What?

With the dream of commuter rail connecting  Southeastern Massachusetts with Boston appearing more elusive every day one has to wonder what will be done to address the current commuter nightmare...

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Will MASSDOT Pull The Plug On The South Coast Rail Project?

 

It appears the South Coast Rail project may be, as former Mayor Scott Long tells me, "dead as a doornail," yet not everyone seems willing to accept that prognosis.

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