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Jim Phillips / TSM

Markey, Garcia Square Off On WBSM

While both Democratic candidates for the Representative seat in the 9th Bristol District want to see Southcoast Rail, they have different opinions on funding sources.

Incumbent State Rep. Chris Markey and challenger Alan Garcia debated on WBSM Thursday

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TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford
TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford

Bond Bill Contains Funding for Southcoast Rail And Route 18

A newly passed Conference Committee version of a Transportation Bond Bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in the Southcoast.

The big ticket item of course is $2.3 billion to extend commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River

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Massachusetts Transportation Bill

Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $13 billion transportation improvement bill that could pave the way for construction to begin on several high-profile projects around the state.

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Southcoast Rail Funding Moving Forward

 

The Southcoast Rail Project continues to be on the minds of Greater New Bedford lawmakers, including Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford.

Cabral's Committee on Bonding and Capital Expenditures is currently considered a provision to fully fund the extension of commuter rail service from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.

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Stoughton Gears Up To Challenge Southcoast Rail

 

The town of Stoughton is putting its money where its mouth is. 

A special Town Meeting last week approved $150,000 to pay for a legal challenge of an Army Corps of Engineers report, naming the Stoughton-route as the best alternative for bringing commuter rail service to the Southcoast. 

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

Stoughton Continues Opposition To SouthCoast Rail

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

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TSM - MBTA Train in New Bedford on Monday
TSM - MBTA Train in New Bedford on Monday

Army Corps Approves Stoughton Route For Southcoast Rail

Commuter rail service to the Southcoast is one step closer. 

The Army Corps of Engineers has designated a route through Stoughton as the "preferred route" to extend commuter rail from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River

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From Wolf For Governor Website
From Wolf For Governor Website

Dan Wolf Campaigns For Governor In New Bedford, Fall River

Democrat and businessman Dan Wolf is hoping to be the next Governor of Massachusetts. 

Wolf is a State Senator on Cape Cod and is a co-founder of Cape Air, the airline that serves New Bedford. 

Wolf tells WBSM News, he's familiar with issues on the Southcoast, including the challenges facing the fishing industry

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Transportation Forum Highlights Southcoast Rail

A panel of transportation officials weighed in on ongoing and planned projects on the Southcoast and throughout the state Thursday afternoon.

Representatives from SRPEDD, SRTA, MBTA, and Southcoast Rail briefed the public on the challenges they face and what can be expected in the near future in terms of progress

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Rep. Cabral Preps For Transportation Debate On Monday

 

Rep. Tony Cabral says he's hoping to at least start the ball rolling Monday on salvaging funding for Southcoast Rail, when the Mass. House debates the leadership's proposed transportation plan.

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