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Straus: Some Southcoast Rail Contracts To Be Awarded In 2014

The Co-Chairman of the Legislature's Transportation Committee says he expects contracts will be awarded for work connected to the Southcoast Rail Project.

State Rep. William Straus of Mattapoisett says among those contracts will likely be one for a new bridge over Route 18 in New Bedford and others

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TSM - MBTA Trains in New Bedford
TSM - MBTA Trains in New Bedford

Full Funding For Southcoast Rail Gets Committee Approval

 

The Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation has given its approval to a $12-billion transportation bond package, which includes $2 billion for the permitting and construction of Southcoast Rail.

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City Council Rips State Leaders on Transportation Funding

Legislative leaders and local state representatives were taken to task Thursday by the City Council, over their treatment of the Southcoast Rail project.

 

Several councilors blasted House leadership and local representatives for supporting a weakened transportation bill, that does little for advancing Southcoast Rail. Cou

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TSM - Speaker Robert DeLeo in New Bedford
TSM - Speaker Robert DeLeo in New Bedford

Speaker DeLeo Defends House Transportation Bill

Instead of going with the Governor's proposed $1.9 billion Transportation bill that included funding for Southcoast Rail, the Massachusetts House adopted a $500-million plan, that contains language that prioritizes the commuter rail project,  but contains no earmarked funding

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SouthCoast Rail Dominates Transportation Plan Forum

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey was in Fall River Monday, touting Governor Deval Patrick's 21st Century Transportation Plan.

The plan calls for reducing debt and generating additional revenues through an increase in the state's income tax

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tsm -  Lt. Governor Tim Murray joins Schwartz Center CEO Mary Hodgson and Paris for a tour of the facility.
tsm - Lt. Governor Tim Murray joins Schwartz Center CEO Mary Hodgson and Paris for a tour of the facility.

Murray: Administration Still “100%” Behind Southcoast Rail

The Patrick Administration wants its transporation experts to devise a plan on how to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project. 

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