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Futuristic Travel Could Be Coming to the SouthCoast

We've spent years waiting for SouthCoast Rail, but something much more futuristic could also be heading this way.

A proposal has been submitted for the creation of a "Hyperloop" mode of travel from Providence to Boston, with a stop in Somerset...

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Details Emerge on SouthCoast Rail Plan

There are now more details on the MassDOT's plan to create a SouthCoast Rail plan, but more questions remain as well.

According to State House News Service, MassDOT wants to go with the diesel-based Middleboro route as "Phase One" of the project because it can be completed faster and cost about a third as much as building the $3...

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State officials discuss transportation issues in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM
State officials discuss transportation issues in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM

Debate Continues Over Southcoast Rail Plan

A "Commonwealth Conversation" on transportation issues took place in New Bedford on Tuesday. About 80 people spent the afternoon at the UMass Star Store Campus discussing a variety of transportation priorities...

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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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