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South Coast Rail: Be Careful What You Wish For

To be within the radius of the MBTA means being subjected to much higher taxes to pay for an institution that is rarely held accountable for fiscal irresponsibility and "special" tax zones for businesses who happen to be near train stations, even if the station doesn't benefit this business at all...

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Tony Cabral
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Cabral Sends Letter To MassDOT

State Rep. Antonio Cabral sent a follow up letter to Transportation Sec. Stephanie Pollack on Tuesday.

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Credit MBTA Twitter Feed
Credit MBTA Twitter Feed

MassDOT Board Wants To Study Dedicated Bus Routes

The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation surprised many on Monday when, instead of discussing a proposed Middleboro route for Southcoast Rail, they decided to study the possibility of dedicated bus routes from Fall River and New Bedford to Boston.

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Jon Faria/TSM
Jon Faria/TSM

Legislative Leaders Hold Forum On Southcoast Rail

Legislative leaders held a forum at the University of Massachusetts Law School on Friday about the current state of the Southcoast Rail project.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
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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Ian Abreu/Facebook
Ian Abreu/Facebook

Abreu To Propose Motion Supporting Middleboro Route

New Bedford City Councillor-At-Large Ian Abreu plans to introduce a motion during the City Council's next meeting on Thursday that would demonstrate the Council's support for a Middleboro Route on Southcoast rail.

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Credit: malegislature.gov
Credit: malegislature.gov

Haddad Shows Support For Middleboro Route

House Speaker pro Tempore Patricia Haddad is giving her support to a Southcoast Rail route going through Middleboro.

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Getty Images

Local Leaders Give Thoughts On Middleboro Route

Local leaders are reacting after state officials gave a presentation on Monday regarding the costs of a proposed Southcoast Rail route going through Stoughton.

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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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The Southcoast Rail Project received funding under the Governor's plan / Jim Phillips TSM
The Southcoast Rail Project received funding under the Governor's plan / Jim Phillips TSM

MassDOT Board Approves Money For Southcoast Rail

Hopes for Southcoast Rail are being kept alive after the MassDOT Board of Directors approved a final Capital Investment Plan on Monday which included $148 million for the rail project.

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